AWC Chili Cook Off returns March 12

AWC Chili Cook Off returns March 12


The Awareness Washington County Board of Directors announced that the Annual Chili  

Cook Off will be held again this year on Saturday, March 12, from 4-7 pm at Southern Hills Church.  

The popular community event will feature a variety of chilis, homemade dessert auction, children’s activities, a silent auction and the always popular bag raffles.  

Chaired by AWC board member Amanda Calfee and former co-director Marji Morris, the Cook Off will offer cash prizes for Best Red Chili, Best White Chili, People’s Choice, and Best decorated booth.  

Several teams have already signed up. There is space for 14 teams, so interested chili chefs should contact Marji Morris at or 812-216-6505 for an entry form and more information.  

Morris predicts a large crowd again this year since Covid prevented the group from having the event during 2020 and 2021.  

“Business owners and candidates for office should definitely sign up for a booth,” Morris said. “This is a great way to get your company or yourself in front of the public for only the cost of three gallons of chili. But I recommend signing up soon as the number of booths is limited,” she continued. 

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Jalapeno sponsorship is $500 or more, Hot is $250 or more, and Spicy is $100. Your sponsorship will help adults in our community become more confident and knowledgeable in their lives as servant leaders. All contributors will be recognized both at the event and after the event through local media and on our social media sites.