Jan 28 2009
When: Thu. January 1, 1970 12:00 AM

SEVENTH ANNUAL CHILI FEST set for Saturday, February 7, 2009

CAPPE's Seventh Annual ChiliFest, which is both a contest and tasting opportunity, is set for Saturday, February 7 from 4-7pm at Stovall Family Life Center beside First Church of the Nazarene, 1608 E. Broadway, Maryville.

Chili chefs will compete for prizes in three categories (beef, other meats, vegetarian). Several winners from previous years are returning to defend their titles against new contestants. The public will vote for the People's Choice winner.

The event begins at 4pm, with tasting and judging continuing until the winners are announced at 6:30pm. In addition to the different chilis and a variety of beverages, tortillas and quesadillas (made to order) will be available along with a bake sale of delicious home-made treats. Everyone will be eligible to win door prizes.

To enter the contest, submit an entry form and the $20 entry fee by February 4. Entry forms are available from Board members of CAPPE (Citizens Against the Pellissippi Parkway Extension). Each contestant is asked to bring a minimum of four quarts of warm prepared chili in a crockpot, and to provide a ladle and someone to serve.

Suggested donation for admission is $5 in advance and $6 at the door (children under 10 admitted free). Advance tickets are available at Southland Books (601 East Broadway) and Waste Not, Want Not (1505 East Broadway) and from CAPPE Board members. Admission includes tastes of entries and one bowl of chili and one vote for the People's Choice winner.

Judges will select the winners in the beef, other meats and vegetarian categories. Each of the four winners will be awarded a $50 gift card.

For more information, call Susan Keller at 982 4267 or Mike Cook at 984 9003.

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