This coming Saturday evening, February 17, the Dorchester Volunteer Fire Department will hold its second annual chili cook-off at Dorchester's Community Hall and American Legion Hall.
The serving will start at 5 p.m. Chili and cinnamon roll winners will be announced at 8 p.m.
This is a major fundraising event for Dorchester's volunteer firefighters and rescue personnel, intended to help provided much needed funds for new equipment and to help cover expenses. All proceeds will go to support the Dorchester Volunteer Fire and Rescue efforts.
According to volunteers, this year's event will showcase "a people's choice award" and a cinnamon roll contest.
Those who attend will be able to sample an amazing array of several different chili soup concoctions made by Dorchester business owners.
From all reports, this fundraiser last year was a smashing success last year, with some 350 attending.
Businesses that took part in last year's event were:
- City Slicker's Restaurant;
- Novak Auction Service
- Big T's BBQ Pit Stop;
- Farmers Cooperative;
- Sharon Axline's Hair Salon;
- Tyser Auto Sales/Tyser Repair;
- BP Agronomics (Brant Pracheil);
- Bill Velder Taxidermy; and
- Mrs. G's Country Cooking.
This year, egos and cooking skills will be on the line.
Besides chili and cinnamon rolls, the gathering will feature sandwiches and hot dogs, along with a silent auction.