It's that time of year again and it's not too early to be planning your entry for the 11th annual 5-Alarm Chili Cookoff in Cedaredge. Make your plans now while harvesting your garden tomatoes and chilis.
Muster up your appetite for chili — and your favorite chili recipe — for the 11th annual 5-Alarm Chili Cook-off and Fundraiser for the Delta County Fire Protection District 3, serving the entire Surface Creek Valley, including the communities of Cedaredge, Eckert, Cory, Austin and Orchard City.
The contest will kick off AppleFest in Cedaredge, Thursday, Oct. 4. Chili will be served starting at 5 p.m. at the Cedaredge Fire House. Competing chilies must be delivered to the firehouse by 4 p.m. All area residents are encouraged to make a pot of chili. Bring your donated chili in its own heating unit to the fire house from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct.4.
To enter your chili, pre-register with the Cedaredge Chamber of Commerce by calling 856-6961. Rules and applications are available at the chamber office, Cedaredge FoodTown or Great Escape. Pre-registration is not necessary, but is preferred. There is no entry fee. Please bring at least a gallon of your favorite red or green chili.
The firehouse will provide drinks and all the fixings for the chili. Even if you don't have a chili to bring you are welcome and encouraged to attend. There will be plenty to go around.
The event is free of charge. Donations will be accepted. This is the only fundraiser held for the fire district. All funds raised will be used to purchase structural personal protection equipment.
For more information call the Cedaredge Chamber of Commerce at 856-6961.blog comments powered by Disqus