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Loreto's 2nd Annual Paella - Awards

The 2nd Annual Paella Competition spearheaded by Manfred and Sheila Aistrich which was held November 13th. Over 200 people in attendance, over 30 people came from Ensenada and Los Mochis to support and participate in this event.  The venue provided by Fonatur was wonderful.   Roganto Wines again provided wine for Sangria, free wine tasting as well as sales, provided all of the trophies and donated a portion of the wine sales to the Optimist Club.
A total of eight teams competed in the Paella cook-off.  The awards were presented as follows:
Paella Rice Awards
1st Place        Team Zambrano
2nd Place       Team Ra Ra Ra
3rd Place        Team Petite Paella
Paella Appearance Award
Team Nopolo
People's Choice Award
Team Nopolo
Net Profit:  Approximately 55,000 pesos; Colonia Zaragoza Internado will receive 10,000 pesos for children's Christmas presents and the remaining funds will be used by the Optimist Club for their various charities.
Thank you to Manfred and Sheila Aistrich for organizing this event and for all the Optimist Club and other volunteers who helped to make this an overall great success.
Submitted by:  Lynn Hamman

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