Chad Hays - 100 Men Who Cook

By Heather Roberts |

Published 03/13 2014 03:16PM

Updated 03/13 2014 05:25PM

Old National Bank presents "100 Men Who Cook," a fundraiser to support Presence United Samaritans Medical Center’s Foundation, on Saturday, April 5. The inaugural event will be held at the David S. Palmer Arena, beginning at 6 p.m.

Local "celebrity" chefs--public figures, business leaders and owners and other professionals--will prepare their favorite culinary dish, and samples will be available for guests to enjoy. In addition, the event features a limited-item live auction with unique packages, cash bar and special entertainment. Tickets for the event are $60 per person or $450 for a table of 8. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

All proceeds will help fund the creation of a Family Retreat Area at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center. The new area is intended to provide a comfortable sanctuary within the hospital for family members to relax while their loved one is receiving care.

For more information, visit or call 217.442.6583 to purchase event tickets.

The World's Best Pumpkin Cake
1 box yellow cake mix
14 oz can pumpkin puree
1 jar caramel sundae sauce
8 oz tub cool whip
14 oz can condensed milk
1/2 bag heath bits
Directions: In a large bowl, mix together cake mix and pumpkin puree until smooth batter forms. Pour batter into a greased 9x13 baking dish and bake at 350 degrees approx 23-28 minutes. Remove cake from oven and let cool for approx 10 min. Using the end of a wooden spoon, poke holes all over the top of the cake. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the cake, to fill the holes and soak into the cake. Refrigerate for approx 30 min. Remove cake from refrigerator and ice top with the tub of Cool Whip. Sprinkle the top with Heath Bits and drizzle caramel sauce over the top. Refrigerate 3-4 hours or overnight.

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