The Cabri Lions put a special St. Patrick's Day twist on the classic chilli cook-off format. 

In the spirit of everything Irish, they decided to axe the chilli and spice things up by inviting everyone out for a stew cook-off. The categories were for best overall, along with the ugliest, sauciest, and other assorted titles.

Running the evening with the other volunteers was Cabri Lions Club President, Eddie Gergely. He encouraged everyone to stop by the free event, grab a bunch of stew, and socialize with the town. 

"I think just getting back to more community events [is the idea]," said Gergley. "We try to do at least [one event] quarterly, and it's a good excuse to get the community out [together]."

Throughout the evening over 100 people came and went, They were able to enjoy refreshments and good company. Eventually, live music started up with locals singing along to their favourite, often times loosely related, St. Patrick's Day songs. 

The winners of best over all, who in their excitement, forgot to give their names to the reporter. The winners of best over all, who were far from green with envy as they took top prize. 

After the awards were handed out, folks were able to stay, sing, and revel in a sense of community. 

"It gets people out," celebrated Gergely. "We lost our bar three or four years ago, so I think it just lightens people's mood and brings them together." 

The next Cabri Lions event sinks up with their annual charter night. Members of the club and the community will be celebrating the 65 anniversary of the club's founding. 

"There'll be a delicious supper along with some awards and presentations, and then we have a live band," said Gergely. "Everyone is welcome."