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Contest seeks chili cooks

Registration opens for annual Polar Meltdown’ cook-off

By Matt Decker
Assistant editor
mdecker01@springfi.gannett.com

When it’s chilly outside, it’s time for chili inside. It’s also time for chili makers to sign up for the 10th annual Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-Off.

Held by the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce, cook-off participants compete to not only have their culinary creations named the area’s best pot of chili, but also have the most entertaining booth. The competition is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, Jan. 21 at the St. Robert Community Center.

“It’s open to anybody,” said Cecilia Murray, chamber executive director. “You can sign up as a business, an individual or as a nonprofit organization. Individuals can register for $25 and can have up to three people participate. The nonprofit rate is $50; the business rate is $75, and businesses and nonprofits can…     Read More...