Emergency Service Chili Cookoff planned Oct. 6
by By GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Sep 23, 2012 | 823 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Chili is typically typecast as a specialty food which firemen prepare and their recipes are supposed to be able to dominate when put up against others.

The Cleveland Daily Banner Relay for Life team has opened the door for all emergency service groups to join in to take the crown from the firemen.

“We will be there,” said Stan Clark of Bradley County Emergency Medical Service.

The annual Emergency Service Chili Cookoff will be held at Bradley Square Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Angela Mathis, senior community representative for the American Cancer Society, said the barriers are down and all regional emergency service organizations are invited to participate.

Tickets can be purchased at the Banner, the Chattanooga American Cancer Society office located on Shallowford Road or by calling 855-2778.

“The $5 ticket allows you to try each of the team’s chili and vote on the People's Choice. There will also be a Judges Choice award for the best chili. Live entertainment will be provided by No One Special and 1 Shot Down,” said Mathis.

“Typically, we (BCEMS) have a chili cookoff and I don’t get to participate,” Clark said, “but this way, I can put a team together and issue a challenge to members of my department, as well as any [other] regional team to try to outscore my recipe.”

For more information about the chili cookoff for to enter a team, contact the American Cancer Society office at 423-855-2778.