Dig out your favorite chili recipe and mark your 2020 calendar: The Ozark Chapter of the Chemical Corps Regimental Association announced earlier this week it will hold a free chili-cooking competition March 4 on Fort Leonard Wood.
The Ozark CCRA Chili Cook-Off is scheduled from 11:30 to 13:30 at Shea Gym, located on West 6th Street, just west of the 3rd Chemical Brigade headquarters.
There is no cost to enter the contest, which will present awards for Best Flavor, Spiciest and Most Unique.
Participating individuals or teams must prepare a two-quart minimum of chili in a slow cooker. Ingredients must be printed and submitted on a standard 8 1/2-by-11-inch sheet of paper.
The registration deadline is Feb. 28.
(NOTE: The original version of this story listed the event date as Feb. 14. CCRA officials later re-scheduled the event for March 4. )