Civitan Club’s annual chili cook-off set for Saturday, Oct. 28

Posted 10/11/17

By LEA RIZZO

Daily Mountain Eagle

The Civitan Club of Jasper will host its fourth annual Chili Cook-Off Challenge on Saturday, Oct. 28, in downtown Jasper.

Joanna Brand, secretary of the …

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Civitan Club’s annual chili cook-off set for Saturday, Oct. 28

Posted

By LEA RIZZO

Daily Mountain Eagle

The Civitan Club of Jasper will host its fourth annual Chili Cook-Off Challenge on Saturday, Oct. 28, in downtown Jasper.

Joanna Brand, secretary of the Jasper Civitan Club, said they’re excited about the event and that the cook-off gives people an opportunity to show off their chili cooking skills.

Brand said the event will be held at the Walker County Courthouse square and will last from 5 until 7 p.m. Money raised from the cook-off will be split equally between the Paula Wade Scholarship and the Civitan Club of Jasper.

The Civitan Club “uses those funds to support different things in the community, such as Dream Team events and local nursing homes, among other things,” Brand explained. “And Paula Wade was a teacher at Walker High School. She passed away from cancer, so a scholarship fund was set up for graduates of Walker High School (now Jasper High School) to be able to attend the Bevill State (Community College) Jasper Campus.”

She stressed that all funds raised will stay in the community to benefit it.

About four teams are signed up currently, but organizers are hoping to reach their goal of 10 participating teams before the registration deadline of Thursday, Oct. 19. The registration cost is $40, but Brand said some sponsors are willing to support teams to allow them to compete.

Warehouse 319, the winning team from last year’s cook-off, will provide music for the event. They will also be participating again this year in an attempt to retain their title; Brand encouraged people to try to unseat the reigning champs.

The grand champions will receive $200, with second place receiving $100. People’s choice and the team with the most spirit will each receive $50.

“We encourage the teams to have a theme and dress up and do something that’s fun for their booth,” Brand said.

Entry into the event is $5 and will allow people to try as much of the chili as they want and to be able to cast a vote for their favorite chili recipe.

For more information or to sign up for the chili cook-off, contact Brand at 205-275-9475, Tana Collins at 904-383-2082 or Heath Wade at 205-223-2927.