Jamestown, ND (KCSi-T.V. News) – Over $2,500 were raised for the James River Community/Senior Center’s Meals on Wheels program on Saturday March 1, 2013 at the Buffalo Mall in Jamestown. Photo Album at FACEBOOK


For $5.00 the public was invited to taste the chili entries and cast their vote for the best chili in Jamestown, along with an award for the Most Votes. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Meals on Wheels Program.

In conjunction with the chili cook-off, RSVP+ will host a benefit bake sale for the Meals on Wheels Program as well.

On Monday’s (Mar 11, 2013) Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2, Center One’s Rhonda Sahr said the Chili Cook off had 14 booths serving chili, and $1,534.80 was raised.

Business leaders included local bank presidents, realty companies, service clubs, as well as utility & engineering companies.

RSVP+ Bake Sale raised $1,011 dollars, also for the Center’s Home Delivered Meals program.

Chili Cook Off awards went to:

Interstate Engineering for “The Best Chili.”

Central Auto Repair and Service won, “Most Dollars Raised,” in the voting jars.

James River Transit won the “Best Decorated Table,” Award.


Ms. Sahr points out that, in 2012 Center One provided over 32,000 home delivered meals in Stutsman, Wells, and Sheridan Counties, with over 27,000 meals delivered in Stutsman County.

The Meals on Wheels Coordinator at Center One, Rick Dockter thanks volunteers who bring out meals in all types of weather, year ‘round, as about 85-100 meals are delivered daily.

Volunteers to delivered the meals are always welcome, as there are 8-14 people on each route starting at 11-a.m., Monday through Friday, with six local Jamestown routes.

Time required for the Jamestown route is about one hour each day.

Call the James River Community/Senior Center for more information at 252-2882, Rick’s extension is 13