This weekend brings another reason to dress up, but chili takes the place of the gobs of candy from last week’s holiday weekend.
The is back at . The community event features Western tunes that you can kick up your boots to, raffles and door prizes, silent auctions and even a saloon to cool down that palate after a spicy bite of chili.
The main attraction of the Western Roundup will be the chili cook-off. Other western-style food will be available, but contestants can cook up their best pot of chili and have it judged by the crowd. Winners will receive prize money, gathered from all of the cook-off entry fees, and a trophy as proof of their triumph.
According to Helen Ofield, the event's trademark boot-stompin', old fashioned, pioneer, down home rompin' by the cauldron is sure to the bring the crowd to its feet. Dancing, especially two-steppin', is encouraged and the “dulcet tones of the singing duo, Heart of Gold, backed by the majorly cool saxophone and guitar that beguiled the crowd last year” will be back, acccording to Ofield.
Strap on your boots and tip those gallon hats on Saturday, from 6-9 p.m. The event is located at St. John’s and costs a $15 donation. Proceeds from the entries will benefit the , the and programs that help improve the lives of women and girls.
Think your chili recipe can beat out the rest? to be taken to the attached file that you can print to enter the chili cook-off. Cost to enter the competition is $25 and includes two tickets into the event (worth $30). Chili must be brought at 5 p.m. on Saturday in a 3-gallon pot with a crock-pot to keep it warm. Good luck and yee-haw!