The Awareness Washington County Board announced that the 6th annual Chili Cook Off will be held March 11 from 4-7 at Southern Hills Church,
Competition is open to anyone interested, and cash prizes will be awarded in several categories. There will be a prize for the judged Best Red Chili as well as the judged Best White Chili. In addition, there are People’s Choice awards for Best Chili and Best Decorated booth.
Interested chili cooks can register for the event by checking the website at www.awarenesswashingtoncounty.org or by contacting Marji Morris on FaceBook or by phone at 812-216-6505.
“The event has become a social occasion,” said Morris. “Many people come at 4 and stay until the end to see who wins, although you don’t have to do that.”
She continued, “Having a booth allows businesses to get themselves and their products or services in front of the public, just for the cost of their chili ingredients.”
There will be a maximum of 14 teams, and guests can sample as many of the chilis as they can handle.
Another feature of the event are the famous dessert auctions and the cookie cart. There will also be items available in the Silent Auction and the Bag Raffle.
Admission to the event is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Chili, crackers, and a drink are all included in the admission along with ballots to vote for favorite chili and best decorated booth.
Sponsorships for the event are available as well.
Leader Publishing, WSLM, and Country Cookin’ are already signed up as sponsors.Sponsors will be recognized in the media, on the AWC website, and on table tents during the event.