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Chili and boilo contests benefit Cancer Society

Published February 03. 2011 05:00PM

So, you think you make the best Chili, do you?

You can find out on Saturday.

The Sports Zoo in Lansford will be hosting its annual chili and boilo competition to benefit the Carbon-Tamaqua Unit of the American Cancer Society beginning at 2 p.m.

Denise Drum, coordinator, said the event has been growing each year. Anyone interested in participating should have chili or boilo at the Sports Zoo by 1 o'clock.

There will be a panel of judges for both events. In addition, spectators attending can pay a fee to sample the chili and boilo and then vote on what they feel is the best.

Drum said there will be two prizes in each event: a first place award by the judges and a first place "people's choice" award.

The winners are expected to be announced at about 4 p.m.

Anyone entering the competition should bring about a half gallon of the boilo and a four-quart crock pot of chili.

The event is in coordination with ZooStock, also a fundraiser for the Cancer Society, explained Drum.

She said, "The competition for both events is always tough and I'm looking forward to see how many people compete. It's always fun for the onlookers, too, who for a small fee get to sample the various entries. The best part is, the proceeds go to a good cause."

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