7th Annual Habitat for Humanity Chili Cook-Off and Bake Sale Set for October 29th

October 6, 2010
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Dwayne Page
Tecia Puckett Pryor
Courthouse Gang Won Best Chili Award Last Year

Enjoy chili and delicious baked goods while helping raise money for Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County during the 7th annual Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale Friday, October 29th at the 303 building downtown Smithville.

Serving time will be from 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. YOU BE THE JUDGE! Purchase your bowl for $5.00 (or $10 for a pottery bowl) and eat all the chili you want from all the teams and vote for your favorite! Come and have lunch. Take out available. All proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County.

Tecia Puckett Pryor says the chili cook-off and bake sale is one of two major fundraisers held during the year for Habitat. "We just completed our third Habitat house and we'll be starting on our fourth house next year and we'll be choosing a family this winter. So the proceeds from this year's cook-off will be going toward that house."

The event last year raised approximately $3,500

Last year "The Courthouse Gang" from the DeKalb County Officials won the "Best Chili" award, and "Monster Mash" from the DeKalb County Board of Education followed in second place. In the decorating contest, the "Red Hot Chili Papers" from The Smithville Review won first place honors.

For more information or to enter a team, contact Tecia Pryor at 615-597-7370 or Jeff McMillen at 597-4153.

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. To contact Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County, please call 215-8181.

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