Sunday, March 1, 2015
Making boilo starts with wholesome ingredients such as raisins, honey, lemons, oranges and lots of spices of your choice.

If hot and spicy is your idea of a good time, then a sip of boilo and spoonful of chili might just be a trip to heaven and back.

The two savory favorites were combined into an event last weekend, "Coming Together for a Cause," to support the Tamaqua-Carbon Unit of the American Cancer Society.

The Third Annual Boilo and Chili Cook-Off, sponsored by American Hose Company and East End Fire Company of Tamaqua, took place at the latter's handicapped-accessible location, 533 East Broad St., attracting throngs of enthusiasts despite a snow storm.