RALEIGH - Local Heroes Cooking Competition at the Southern Ideal Home Show at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds,
with Morrisville Battalion Chief Cliff Cates and Raleigh Senior Firefighter James Jones raising money for the Wake
County Firefighters' Burned Children's Fund. With Fire Prevention Specialist (and retired Raleigh Fire Educator) Jan
Parker as the event's host. The head-to-head competitions took place over three days, with firefighters from Raleigh,
Durham, and Morrisville. The winners on Sunday were Cates for money and Jones for taste. They prepared
salmon, red potatoes, and brussels sprouts (Cates) and ribs, baked beans, and macaroni and cheese (Jones).
Mike Legeros photographs.