Habitat Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale Friday, October 24th

October 17, 2008

Habitat Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale Friday!

Who makes the best chili in DeKalb County? Find out on Friday, October 24th when Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County hosts its 5th annual Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale on the square. In case of rain, the event will be relocated to the Smithville First United Methodist Church Christian Fellowship Center.

Chili will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the west lawn of the courthouse. You can purchase your bowl for $5.00, eat all the chili you want, and vote for your favorite chili and the best decorated booth. Handmade pottery bowls will be available for $10.00. Delicious baked goods prepared by members of local churches will also be for sale.

“We are looking forward to another great day of good food and fellowship at the chili cook-off,” said Nolan Turner, president of Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County. “We have completed our second Habitat house and are looking forward to building a third,” said Turner. “The proceeds from the Chili Cook-off will be used towards building our next house, so we hope that we will have a great turnout!”

At press time, those competing in the Chili Cook-off are the “The Courthouse Gang” from the DeKalb County Officials; “Great Bowls of Fire” from Bradley Printing; “Three-Star Chili Team” from the Chamber of Commerce, “Chili Fever” from the DeKalb County Board of Education; “Hot Checks Chili” from DeKalb Community Bank; “Edgar Evins Chili Peppers” from Edgar Evins State Park; “The Janney Bean Counters” from Tom Janney, CPA and Associates; the DeKalb County Republican Women’s Club; Allen’s Chapel Methodist Church and “The Risk Takers” from Jackie Smith State Farm Insurance. The Smithville Review will be hosting a “relief table” for after-chili stomach needs.

Last year, “The Chuck Wagon Chili Crew” from the DeKalb County Board of Education took the top honors for Best Chili, with The Inn at Evins Mill following in second place. In the decorating contest, “Great Bowls of Fire” from Bradley Printing won the “Best Decorated” booth award.

Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity builds and renovates houses in partnership with volunteers and families in need, regardless of their ethnic or religious background. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.

For more information on the Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale, contact Jeff McMillen at 597-4153. To contact Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County, call 215-8181.

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