This past weekend, 9/16/2006, proved to have the perfect weather for a Chili Cook Off in Lakeside, CA. The cookoff was to benefit the renovation of the Lakeside VFW/AMVETS hall. The building is old, and needs to be brought up to code or it will have to be brought down.
Approximately 10 different groups showed up for this charitable event. We all had a blast! Great chili, some better than others. A lot of friendly ribbing between the groups. Including some friendly ballot box stuffing and a little bribing of the judges, but no real complaints. It was all in fun.
There was a great turn out, had a blow up hulk bounce around booth for the kids and had some great raffle prizes. This was also to benefit the El Capitan High School band, being as they were having a bake sale as well.
I didnt win a prize, but I did get rave reviews and lots of repeat customers for my chili!