Last week's chili cook-off to benefit injured Avon police officer Pete Soto was a smash.
The event, which sold out and brought in close to 600 people, raised more than $12,500 to help Soto and his family as he recovers from injuries sustained in an October crash while driving his police motorcycle.
Avon police officer Chris Barton, who organized the event, was thrilled and grateful.
"Thank you to the residents, community and businesses that came out to support us," he said.
Avon police also won the chili cook-off by three votes, Barton said.
If you couldn't make the chili cook-off, you can make donations to the Officer Pete Soto Benefit Fund at any Lorain National Bank branch.