Voting extended through tonight for national online cooking contest; Fowler Elementary School student still a contender
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 6:27 am

FOWLER – Voting has been extended through tonight for a national online cooking contest in which a Fowler Elementary School student is a contender.

Griffin's Turkey and Brown Rice Meatloaf, a recipe from second-grader Griffin Fenlong, was selected as competitor in the Uncle Ben's Cooking Contest, which could get Griffin $20,000 in cash, an appearance on the Rachael Ray Show, and Fowler School’s cafeteria can get a makeover valued at $50,000.

This is an online contest, with voting for videos from the contestants.

To see Griffin’s video and vote, you can go to the Fowler School website at http://gouverneurcentralschool.org/schools/fowler/ and you will see a link to the contest page and voting instructions. Once on the Facebook contest page (you don’t have to have a Facebook page to participate), you can enter Griffin in the search box to get to his video. Then you can watch Griffin and his mom make the recipe, and click on “Vote” to vote for Griffin and his recipe.

People can vote once per day per computer. Voting is on now and through 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time March 13. It had been slated to end Sunday night, but problems with the web site led organizers to decide to extend it a couple of days.

For every vote, $1 will be donated to Rachael Ray’s web site dedicated to kids and good food, Yum-O.org, up to $35,000.