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A dozen cooks bringing chili to cook off

By LEANA CHOATE - lchoate@newsexaminer.com

Crosspointe Biker Church is hosting its second annual Chili Cook Off Saturday at the church, 1130 E. Baseline Road. 

It’s $5 to attend and $25 to enter a chili. The $5 attendance fee includes a bowl of chili, a sandwich, a pie, four tickets. Participants can taste all the entered chili and vote for the best one. 

There are three categories of chili: sweet, spicy and specialty. The specialty category consists of chilis that are uncommon, such as deer or chicken chili. Frst place will be awarded within each category as well as a first place overall. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. As of Wednesday, 12 chilis are entered for the contest.

A silent auction is planned and 15 vendors will offer items such as cotton candy and elephant ears. Crosspointe Biker Church will also have a coloring contest for kids. 

The funds raised at the cook off will go towards the missionaries that they church has, as well as raise money for the church to feed the 1,100 people at Thanksgiving they do every year, says Pastor Chris Lovett. 

The cook off will be open to the public, Edia Gray, a member of the church and a volunteer who organized the cook off, said.

“I just want everyone to know that anyone is welcomed to come and have fun,” Gray said.

This is the church’s second year hosting the Chili Cook Off. Last year, Gray said the turn out was excellent, which is why they decided to host the cook off again this year.

Doors open at 3 p.m. and the chili contest begins at 5 p.m.