Chili Brew Fest A Success

For Immediate Release:
October 19, 2010

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

The Young Professionals of the Fauquier Chamber of Commerce raised over $2,500 for the Lord Fairfax Educational Foundation, Inc. at the first ever Chili Pepper Brew Fest on October 2, 2010.  Over 300 people attended the Chili Fest and over 200 people came to the Battle of the Bands competition.  Six chili chefs competed in the chili cook-off, won by Oak View National Bank.

For the evening portion of the event, 8 bands played in the LFCC Fauquier Campus barn.  Even the Odds, a Fauquier High School student band won the Battle of the Bands and will be playing at Molly’s in the near future.

Sarah Yakel, a member of the Young Professionals organization, led the event planning committee.  Volunteers for the festival included members of the Chamber of Commerce, LFCC students and alumni, and students from Fauquier High School.  Additionally, the LFCC Building and Grounds division provided support for the event.

All proceeds from this event went to the LFCC Educational Foundation’s Cornerstone Fund.  This fund allows the Foundation to provide funds to the College for academic programs, athletic programs, facility upgrades, equipment, student scholarships and professional development for employees.


Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.