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Wild Wild West Chili Cook-Off – 10/12/18 @ Twin Pines Park, Belmont

Logo What is the Chili Cook-Off?

It is the ONLY major fundraiser our school has for the entire year. All the money we raise at the Chili Cook-Off goes directly to CLC for our project-based learning programs, such as class supplies, cooking, garden maintenance, and general support of the operating budget. This year, we will be providing 15% of the cost of all Milestones and overnight field trips.

Our goal is to raise $100,000. The suggested donation is $325 per learner.

When and where does it take place?CCO-button

The Chili Cook-Off will be held on Friday, October 12, 2018 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at the Twin Pines Community Center in Belmont.

Is it all about chili?

Generally yes. But there is other food besides chili, and other activities than just eating chili. You can enjoy the homemade apple and pumpkin pies that are entered in the pie contest. There are hot dogs from the grill outside in the meadow. Enjoy wine or beer at the saloon. Kids can enjoy rootbeer and lemonade. There will be organized games for the kids in the meadow and glitter tattoos as well as storytelling under the stars.

In the dining hall where the chili is served, there will be corn bread and salad for everyone to enjoy along with the chili. Besides pie, there will also be brownies, cookies and other desserts.

Is there a fee to come? How much is the food?

There is no admission fee to come to the Chili Cook-Off. There is no charge for the food. There is a suggested donation for beer and wine ($5 each or 5 tickets for $20) and glitter tattoos ($5/tattoo). You are strongly encouraged to donate $325 per learner to help achieve the $100,000 goal of this once-a-year event.

I am new to CLC and don’t really know anyone.

It is a great community building event with something for the entire family. Volunteering to do a job and working side by side with other community members is a great way to meet new friends.

How can I help?

We need YOUR help to make this event successful. We need you to donate. We need you to bring side dishes to serve with the chili or volunteer to do a job at the Chili Cook-Off. This is a great way to retire volunteer hours. Click here to sign up for volunteer slots on SignUp.

What do I wear?

The Chili Cook-Off is a Western themed event, so we encourage you to dust off your boots and put on a cowboy hat. It is a rootin’ tootin’ fun event where you can have some good vittles, chew the fat with old friends, make some new friends, and support CLC.

Have a question or need more info?

You can email the Chili Cook-Off team at chilicookoff@scclc.net


We’re looking for Chili Cooker Teams and individual pie bakers to rustle up their best chow and vie for braggin’ rights at the Chili Cook-Off.

Chili Cooker Teams

Partner up and form a chili cookin’ team to make a whole heapin’ lot of chili.

Pie Bakers

We have 2 categories – pumpkin and apple. Up to 6 pie entries will be accepted in each pie category.

Rules and Guidelines for Chili Cookers and Pie Bakers are attached below.

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Chili Contest Rules and Guidelines 2018 PDF document 101 Kb 09/18/18 14:18
Pie Contest Rules and Guidelines 2018 PDF document 55 Kb 09/18/18 14:21