Get your spoons's coming up soon, in fact, just a month away. What is it? The 16th Annual Andrew Lawrence Memorial Chili Cook-Off. I found the event suggested on Facebook, and I know I am uber excited for it.

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Taking place on February 1st, at the National Guard Armory right here in Owatonna, from 4pm to 8pm. There is going to be a ton of chili, and you can sample as much or as little as you want. One thing is for certain, if you leave still hungry, that's your own fault. It was at last year's cook-off that I fell in love with the white chili, so yummy.

According to their Facebook event:

This 16th Annual Chili Cook Off will feature almost 45 chilies from local chefs and restaurants that you can sample and then vote for your favorite. It is held on February 1, 2020 from 4 pm to 8 pm at Owatonna National Guard Armory (2323 W Bridge St.). These annual chili cook-offs have been organized to raise funds for the Andrew Lawrence Memorial Scholarship Fund established to receive and invest moneys for the sole purpose of providing scholarships to students. The fund is a 501 C 3 organization and all donations are tax deductible.

Tickets will be available for $8 or $30/family at the following locations: TBD

All proceeds help raise funds for the Andrew Lawrence Memorial Scholarship Fund benefiting educational scholarships. Sample the chili’s, and vote for your favorite. Hot dogs served for others. Join us for some family fun and to support a worthy cause.

Please contact us with any questions and we hope to see you there!

I know I will be attending, just as I have the past couple of years. What a great cause, and chili, in Minnesota, in the winter, just perfect. We will keep you updated on where you can get tickets, as soon as we know.

You can see the results from the 15th Annual Chili Cook-Off here. I know I am looking forward to sampling the chili and voting for my favorites.


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