It's time to get your entry ready for the 15th annual 5-Alarm Chili Cookoff in Cedaredge.
The chili cookoff is a 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, Sept. 29. Chili will be served starting at 5 p.m. at the Cedaredge Fire House, or at the completion of the judging. All area residents are encouraged to make a pot of chili. Bring your donated chili in its own heating unit (crock pot) to the fire house from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Please bring at least a gallon of your favorite red or green chili to share with the community.
To enter your chili in the competition, pre-register with the Cedaredge Area Chamber of Commerce by calling 856-6961. Rules and applications are available at the chamber office and Cedaredge FoodTown. Pre-registration is not necessary, but is preferred. There is no entry fee.
The fire house will provide drinks and all the fixings for the chili. Even if you don't have a chili to bring, you are encouraged to attend. There will be plenty of food 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 Area Chamber of Commerce at 856-6961.