The Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head Island announced today that 24 participants thus far have entered the 26th Annual Chili Cookoff. This year’s event is being held at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM, Saturday, October 9, 2010, rain or shine. This year’s event will focus on local chili cooks in the professional and amateur category with separate awards for each. In addition a popular local band, The Portajohns, will return to the event to provide their unique and colorful style of entertainment. Also a supervised area with children’s games and activities including a water-slide will be available at a nominal cost and will provide parents with a nice diversion for their young ones.
In total, the Club expects participation from nearly 30 entries from both restaurants and amateurs alike including 2009 winners. The Kiwanis Club Chili Cookoff, one of the most popular events of its kind in the Southeast, has commitments thus far from:
Hilton Head Diner
Murphy’s Irish Pub
One Hot Mama’s
Roastfish and Cornbread
Wild Wings Café
Children’s Center Hilton Head Firefighters
Dominic Buglione John Safay
Tickets will be available in advance for $10 at several locations including The Coastal Discovery Museum, Burke’s Pharmacy and any Kiwanis member on the Island, and Honey Baked Ham(near Target) in Bluffton. Each ticket entitles the holder to as many samples of chili as they want. Tickets on the day of the event will be $12.
Proceeds from the event benefit The Children’s Center, Strive to Excel, The Coastal Discovery Museum, Operation R&R, Marine Corps Scholarship Fund, and several other youth programs. Beer, wine, soda, hot dogs and ice cream will also be available for purchase.
In addition, there will be a limited number of corporate sponsorships available which will include 20 tickets to the event.
Contact Paul Rasch: email@example.com and Dick Wiles: firstname.lastname@example.org for details, or Tom McHale: email@example.com and Andy Cook: Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org for cooks’ registration.