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Chili Cook-Off Saturday at Rancho clubhouse

   Is your chili worth $100? That’s the grand prize going to the winner of the fourth annual Rancho Calaveras Great Chili Cook-Off scheduled for Saturday, April 25, at the Rancho Clubhouse.

   The competition is open to everyone and those attending the event will have an opportunity to taste the entries and vote for the People’s Choice Award.

   Competitors must prepare their chili in advance – at least two quarts for sampling and judging purposes - and bring it to the clubhouse no later than 12:30 p.m. It must be ready for judging by 1 p.m. There is a $10 entry fee and registration forms are available at the clubhouse, located at Baldwin Street and State Route 26.

   In addition to $100 in first-place money, second receives $50 and third $25. There is another $25 awarded for best table presentation and the People’s Choice Award is a gift card.

   The public event runs from 1 to 3 p.m. and the winners will be announced at the end.

   There will be raffle prizes and for those who would like some ice cream with their chili, sundaes will be available. In addition, there will be a dessert table for those who want to take some sweets home.

   The chili will be judged on aroma, appearance, consistency and taste. To ensure confidentiality and impartiality in the judging process, each participant will be assigned a number and will be given official sample judging cups with their number on it, one for each judge. These cups will be collected and delivered to the judges by one person.

   For more information, call the Rancho clubhouse at 772-1355.


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