Chili cookoff next Sunday as benefit in Atenas

The Fourth Annual Chili Cookoff will be Sunday. This is a local benefit in Atenas put on by Kay’s Gringo Postres.

The beneficiary will be Hogar de Vida home for abandoned, abused and orphaned children in the community.

Chili cooks are being invited to make three gallons of the product at home and bring it to the event where it will be judged. A small amount of the chili will be judged and the rest will be distributed to those who attend. There are detailed instructions on the contest Web site, including the warning that cooks may have to taste their own chili.

Presumably judges will require that if they suspect that the chili is of the thermonuclear variety.

The event this year will be at Quinta Romavista in Barrio Mercedes, Atenas. The event begins at 11 a.m.

Judges will not know which cook made the chili they are rating. Three prizes will be awarded by judges, and a fourth prize will be determined by the public.

The admission is 1,500 colons or about $3. This year there also is entertainment and foods other than chili.

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