The best chili cooks in Schroon Lake will face off to assist the local fire company. The inaugural Schroon Lake Chili Cook Off will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mountainside Bible Chapel. The event will benefit the Schroon Fire Department.
continued The website is www.schroonlakechilicookoff.org Information is also available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/304631902899858/.
There is a $20 registration fee for chili cooks to cover the costs of flyers and supplies.
There is no admission fee to attend the event. Guests can purchase tasting tickets for $1 each to sample one chili; five tickets for a bowl; or they can purchase an unlimited tasting wristband for $15.
Each guest will get one vote to help determine the People’s Choice Award.
The Best Meaty Chili and Best Veggie Chili will be determined by a panel of local judges. The judges are Anthony Batson, Anne Gregson and Betty Bang.
Companies or organizations wishing to take part can be a sponsor. Information is available online at www.schroonlakechilicookoff.org
“We are also looking for volunteers to help at the event,” Davis said. “Volunteers get a free tasting wristband, too.”
Davis hopes to attract as many as 30 chili cooks for the event. She hopes it grows in the future.
“I am hoping to make this an annual event and would love to see it be more of a regional event than just a Schroon Lake event,” she said.