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Battle of the Badges

February 24  //  El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Placerville 

Twenty-one first responder agencies battled it out in the kitchen—making soups, stews, and chili for 760 guests—to become the “Best Culinarian in El Dorado County” at this event hosted by New Morning Youth and Family Services.


1 Garden Valley Fire Department (Most Creative Booth )  2  CHP Placerville (People’s Choice Award)  3 El Dorado Hills Fire Department  4 Marcie Nugent, David Ashby, and Dion Nugent 5 Cal Fire Amador-El Dorado Unit (Best Culinarian in El Dorado County) 6 Anthony Avery, Lauren Churchill, Dion Nugent, and Jamie Pitts  7 New Morning Youth and Family Services Staff: Colleen McCartin, Marsha Repschlaeger, Lind Soto, Lara Anderson, Laurie Heyman, and David Ashby

Photos by Melannie Smith of Fluorite Wedding Photography