Special to the Review
The Athens Review
If you love to cook chili or barbeque, or love to taste them, plan on coming out to Tom Finley Park on Oct. 20 for the Cedar Creek Lake Parrot Head’s Chili and BBQ Cook-Off.
The Cedar Creek Lake Parrot Head Club is holding a Chili and BBQ Cook-off at Tom Finley Park to raise money to build a handicap accessible fishing pier dedicated to our military.
This pier is being built with money, material and labor donated from the Cedar Creek Lake Community for this extremely worthwhile cause.
If you can cook a great chili or barbeque dish, contact Ed Thompson at 903-887-7971 to register, and receive a copy of the rules. Registration per category is $40 for the first entry, and $10 for each additional entry, which will enter you into the contest, and get you a pre-assigned place at Tom Finley Park.
Community groups, churches, social groups, businesses, municipalities and individuals are welcome to participate. Trophies will be awarded for the winners in each of the following categories : Mild Chili, 5 Alarm Chili, Beef BBQ, Pork BBQ, Ribs, Other BBQ. We will also be giving away prizes for the best Salsa and BBQ Sauce!
Cooking will start early Friday night or Saturday morning – and the gates open to the public at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Come in to listen to music, taste chili and barbeque, and visit all of the booths. There will be prizes given away, opportunities to buy items, games to play and a lot of fun.
Armbands to taste the entries for chili and barbeque are only $5 for adults and $1 for children, 12 and under.
For additional information, contact Ed Thompson at 903-887-7971 or Robert Render at 972-898-9493.