Second Chance Animal Sanctuary Chili Cookoff

Wellsboro Events
Date: February 17, 2018 11:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Venue: Downtown Wellsboro Businesses

The Chili With A Chance For Chocolate Taste-Off returns in 2018 as a fun focus event at the Wellsboro Winter Celebration. Over a dozen local businesses open their doors for participants to step inside and sample great chili made by themselves, local chefs, and individuals. At each site participants taste and vote for their favorite chili, visit the shops and shopkeepers, and at each location enter the drawing for the opportunity to win the unique basket of chocolate located there!

Participation in this fun-centered event is only $5.00! The proceeds from the purchased "Passport" directly benefits the at-risk animals assisted by Second Chance through its multiple Tioga County programs and its Heading Home Facility for lost and abandoned dogs and cats on Gee Road in Middlebury Township. Second Chance plans, coordinates, advertises and furnished the materials needed for this event. Prior to the event each tasting site will receive all materials and a site designating signpost will be placed outside. During and after the event Second Chance will assist with anything needed.

Each participating businesses "basket of chocolate" is unique, sometimes containing very original inviting chocolates and some even stretch the term 'chocolate'! The value of each basket is $25. Each basket is sponsored by the business, other businesses or even individuals. The sponsor's name is prominently displayed with the basket. Winners for each basket are drawn and announced at the conclusion of the event.

Local chefs, individuals presenting their own chili talents, the individual businesses, and even other local restaurants, will make the chili being sampled at each tasting site. Most chefs make well over two gallons of chili, using their original 'just for this event' recipes. (With the event growing each year, the amount of needed chili rises so we are looking for sponsors to help with the chili costs. See attachment) These chefs and each business have fun and make the event a unique success each year. Following their tasting each participant votes for their three top favorites, the votes are tabulated, and three chef winners are announced.

Participation form is attached to this calendar item and is available for download.


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