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Spice it up for a chili cook-off

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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It might be cold outside, but it's time for local residents to put on those aprons and thinking caps and cook up their unique versions of a hearty winter recipe to help support a worthy cause.

To support the upcoming 2010 Clay County American Cancer Society Relay For Life event, The Brazil Times Relay For Life team, "Clark Kent Super Group," has scheduled a chili cook-off for Friday, Feb. 26.

With the arrival of Old Man Winter, nothing beats a hot bowl of hearty chili to help warm a body up.

Whether the chili recipe is an old or new version for firehouse, tangy, sweet or a creative unusual, everyone is encouraged to participate.

"We hope people will dust off those family cookbooks and search for those treasured secret family recipes for the contest," Times General Manager and Relay Team Captain Lynne Llewellyn said. "This should be a lot of fun for everyone involved."

There will be an entry fee of $5 for individuals and/or Relay For Life Teams, with a separate category for business entries at $10. All proceeds from the event will be used to support the local Relay For Life.

An entry consists of at least one gallon of prepared chili and must be delivered to The Brazil Times Office, 100 N. Meridian St., Brazil, between 10-11 a.m. Cooks and the public are invited to watch the official judging, which will begin at 11:15 a.m.

Judges will include local firefighters, public officials and possibly team members of the "Clark Kent Super Group," provided they are not participating in the contest.

Promptly after the winner is announced, leftover "chili shots" will be on sale for 50 cents each until closing or all the chili is gone.

The winner will receive $25, a three-month subscription to The Brazil Times, their picture in the newspaper and bragging rights for making Clay County's Best Chili.



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