Chili cook-off is this Friday

Gather up the family and friends and head over this Friday night to the Cairo Womans Club for the third annual Chili Cook-off sponsored by the Cairo High School Student Council.
Twelve individuals and organizations are participating in this year’s event and it will surely be a competitive affair to see whose chili is judged tops.
Local chefs taking part will include Jim Ellis, Gail Cook, Rigo Ruiz, Drew Pyrz, Sheriff Harry Young, Editor Randy Wind, the Cairo High School KEY Club, Aaron Rentals, Southside Elementary School, Washington Middle School, the Cairo Presbyterian Church and Shiver Elementary School.
A panel of judges will sample and critique each pot beginning at 5:30 p.m. and then, at six, the public is invited to enjoy samples of each chili for $1 per serving. The “chef” with the most samples served will be awarded prizes for the popular vote. The chili prepared by each participant will also be awarded prizes by the panel of judges based on color, aroma, consistency, taste and aftertaste.
As an additional fundraiser, the student council will also conduct a silent auction which will include delicious baked goods as well as items donated by local merchants.
The silent auction will begin at 6 p.m. and wrap up at 7 p.m.
The Chili cook-off winners will also be announced at 7 p.m.
The event is being organized by Tammy Donalson and Lisa LeGette. If you need more information or would like to make a contribution to the Student Council fundraiser, contact them at 377-2222.

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