2014 Chili Cook-Off set for Saturday, October 25th

PHOTO: Douglas County Coroner Randy Daniel, always a favorite at Chili Cook-Off (his booth seen here in 2013) ,will return in 2014.

On a cool Autumn night the 2014 Chili Cook-Off festivities will bring the heat to downtown Douglasville. Presented by the Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County and sponsored by John Bleakley Ford, this is the 18th year of this Douglasville tradition that originated on the front porch of the Arts Council.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 5-9pm on O’Neal Plaza is when citizens and visitors can sample 25 different kinds of chili, children can get a Halloween head-start and wear their costumes for a costume contest and the community can come together for a casual and festive get-together.

The chili chefs come from the political arena, the education sector, the commercial sphere and the non-profit world. They are a diverse representation of our community all united in one goal – beat out the others for the title of “Best Chili 2014”! The competition extends and there will be awards made for the ”Best Decorated Booth” and the “Most Chili Sold.”

The children will compete in three age levels for “Best Costume” and award prizes will be given. But, in wanting to reward every child’s creativity, all children in a costume will be given a treat bag.

In addition to the chili, 4-H will offer hot dogs, sodas and desserts for hungry folks.

The Arts Council also has an added treat to offer attendees: thanks to a membership challenge extended by Ameriprise Financial, the first twenty families that sign up for a CAC membership for a year of arts programs and discounts, will be able to do so for $15 which is 50% of the usual cost. Ameriprise Financial will take care of the rest. A special treat for families this October.

The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/ Douglas County, located at 8652 Campbellton Street in historic downtown Douglasville, Georgia, is open Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For directions, more information, or to make your reservations, visit www.artsdouglas.org or contact the Cultural Arts Council at 770.949.2787.

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