CC Note: Fall must be in the air. Pick a place, pick a weekend, and enjoy southern cook offs at their best.
Valdosta State University’s Office of University Events and Ceremonies will host the 2008 Chili Cook-Off, “Chillin’ with the Champs,” at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, on East Jane Street.
Individuals and teams who think they have the best chili recipe in town should register for the cook-off by Wednesday, Sept. 17, for the opportunity to show off their skills. Cost is $50 per team or $25 per individual. Special Events will waive entry fees for the first three VSU organizations to register.
The grand prize winner will take home a $300 cash prize; first, second and third place winners in both categories will win $200, $100 and $50 respectively. People’s Choice and Best Presentation winners will receive gift baskets. Judging begins at 5 p.m. and winners will be announced at 6 p.m. After judging, the public is invited to sample the freshly made chili before joining the crowd to cheer on the championship Blazer football team as they take on Ouchita Baptist at 7 p.m.
Sponsors include Talk 92.1, Joe Hall Cars and Trucks, Anytime Fitness, Sunset Farms, Guardian Bank and Goodyear Tires. Visit www.valdosta.edu/specialevents/ to register or call Office of University Events and Ceremonies at 229-333-7446.
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