MNP to host 10th annual Chili Challenge 0
The Tupper St. Family Resource Centre is set to defend their title as champion during the 10th annual MNP Chili Challange to be held at the Herman Prior Centre on Sept. 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (FILE PHOTO)
Meyer Norris Penny (MNP) is happy to announce the 10th annual Chili Challenge, which will be coming up soon. Get ready to get your chili fix while donating to a good cause.
Anne-Marie Anderson of MNP said the 10th annual chili cook off will be taking place once again at the Herman Prior Centre on Sept. 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with funds raised going to support the Child and Family Services Chance 2 Grow program.
“The Chili Challenge is a time where there’s 10 people that will enter in chilis. People come out and they get to sample all different types of chili. It costs $7 and what will happen is they can have as much chili as they want and then they get to enter a vote on which one is the best one,” said Anderson.
Last year funds went to support the Tupper St. Family Resource Centre, who also happened to win the competition.
“It’s a really good time and it’s a chance to have people get together and socialize in a fun manner,” said Anderson. “The winner from last year will come in and have to try and defend their title. Either they will lose it or not.”
In the past funds have gone to help a variety of different groups from Youth for Christ, to Cancer Care, the Portage Family Abuse Prevention Centre, to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).
“We always try and stick with a local charity, something that gives back to our community. That’s important to us,” said Anderson.
Organization from around town also help out by donating prizes for a silent auction, which people can purchase tickets for. There promises to be some awesome prizes that you will have to come and see for yourself.
This year MNP has actually had to turn people away from competing in the challenge.
“This year we had to do it on a first come first serve basis. We actually had to turn people away this year. We had about four different people that we had to turn away, because there’s only 10 power plugs at Herman Prior,” said Anderson. “If they’re interested in entering next year let us know and we’ll send out the entrance forms and they’ve got to put it in ASAP.”