The McLean Community Center hosted its second annual "Be Fit McLean" expo on Saturday. The event encouraged families and local residents to take advantage of outdoor adventure and fitness opportunities.
Loran Joseph, of McLean, brought her family to the free event because she hoped they would learn something. She stood nearby as her son Nathan, 6, was given a fishing lesson.
"I thought it'd be really fun to see what they had," Joseph said.
The expo featured a rock climbing wall, a fly fishing demonstration and dozens of booths set up by local vendors. But the highlight of the day-long event was the Dutch Oven Cook-off.
Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust was one of four judges on hand to pick out the best of five dishes prepared by local teams, including Boy Scout Troop 128 of McLean. A buffalo chicken and blue cheese cornbread prepared by Team "Charcoal Patrol" won the day.
"The food was delicious," Foust said. "When I used to be in Boy Scouts, we'd open a can of baked beans and throw in hot dogs in it. These guys are cooking gourmet dinners."
Other dishes included a spicy beef "championship chili," a chicken pot pie, chicken and dumplings, and a beef tenderloin with crabmeat.
George Sachs, executive director of the community center, said he was happy with the turnout.
"It's been very successful," Sachs said.