Join Elgin Knights' 22nd annual Chili for Charity Cook-off Feb. 29
The Elgin Knights of Columbus, Monsignor Henry Schryer Council 654 will be hosting their 22nd annual Chili for Charity Cook-Off and Dinner from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, in St. Thomas More School gym, 1625 W. Highland Ave., Elgin.
The admission cost includes hot dogs, salad, bread, chips, drinks and many chilies to taste. The event will have magicians, face painters, balloon artists, 50/50, and raffle prizes.
This is the biggest fundraiser that the Knights host.
Tickets are $7 in advance or $8 at the door. For tickets, contact Chris Gulik at (847) 931-9641 or email@example.com.
Event proceeds will benefit all Elgin Catholic schools, Elgin Soup Kitchen and Elgin area youth sports.
There is space for 48 contestants, who will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, with a guaranteed entry deadline of Jan. 31.
Participant fees are $20 or free for students. To enter, fill out the form at www.kofc654.org/chili.
The prizes for overall best chili are $400 for first prize, $250 for second, and $100 for third.
Prizes for best overall presentation are $90 for first place and $60 for second.
The prize for "Best in Class" for hot, medium and mild are $50 for each category.
Participants must provide 6 to 8 quarts of chili. Doors open at 11 a.m. and judging begins promptly at 1 p.m.
Those interested in donating a raffle prize or sponsoring an ad in the "chili book." For sponsorships, contact Chris Gulik at (847) 931-9641 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Monsignor Henry Schryer Council works closely with four parishes in Elgin -- St. Thomas More, St. Laurence, St. Mary, and St. Joseph -- providing funds for various projects in each of these parishes and the community. Council members are active participants in their parish.
The Knights meet at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 10 Villa Court in Elgin.