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Chili Cook-Off and Silent Auction
November 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Those wanting to compete in the cook-off should bring enough of their favorite original chili for 50 sample servings. The entry fee is $20 per chili recipe. (Tables will be provided to the first 15 entrants.) Preregistration is required; call Kimberly Pertler at 386-801-9264. Leos (members of the teen division of the DeLand Lions Club) will be on hand to help, and will provide sample cups, spoons and napkins to all entrants. Judging will occur at 3 p.m. Prizes ($100 for first place, $50 for second, and $25 for third) will be awarded at 6 p.m. Tasting passes are available for $10 per person for six chili samples. Beverages, desserts and cornbread will be available for a small additional charge. The silent auction closes at 6 p.m. Live music by Gene Smith. All proceeds support the community-service efforts of the DeLand Lions Club and the DeLand Leos Action Team (teen division of the DeLand Lions Club). Pick a Pearl and handmade inspirational bracelets for sale for $10 each with gift bags; these proceeds also support the Leos.