Bay St. Louis, MS – Teams are getting ready for the Rotary Club of Bay St. Louis’ premiere annual fundraiser – the Chili / Mac N Cheese Cook-Off. The popular event will be held on Thursday, June 10, from 5-8 p.m. at the Bay St. Louis Community Hall, 301 Blaize Avenue. Teams will be set up inside the community center, and table seating will be set up both inside and outside on the breezeways.
Teams representing local businesses, non-profits and organizations will compete for 2021 bragging rights in several categories, like 5-Alarm Chili and The Big Cheese. Each attendee can vote for the “People’s Choice”, based on cash donations collected at each booth as part of the fundraising efforts.
“The money raised during our Chili Cook-off allows us to continue and expand our service projects, both locally and abroad,” said event organizer David Hilbert.
“Some of the funds raised during our Chili Cook-Off will go towards the Rotary Foundation, which provides Rotary grants for local projects that enhance things like education, literacy and more. Plus, the Chili Cook-Off is just a great event, with teams putting together awesome themed booths to showcase their chili and spice up the competition. It’s a great way to support our local Rotary, enjoy a fun night and try some terrific food.”
New this year is a 4-prize “Stay & Play” Giveaway. Tickets are just $10 to win one of four prizes that will be given away that night – a Staycation prize for a TV and/or Grill; a Stay Local prize for a 2 night stay at the Bay Town Inn/Dinner; a Stay Coastal for 2 nights plus dinner at the Island View Casino; a Stay Regional for a 2 night stay plus dinner in NOLA; and a Stay National for 2 airline tickets plus a hotel voucher. Tickets are available from Rotary members, at Social Chair on Main Street, or by emailing email@example.com.
All proceeds from the Chili Cook-Off and the 4-prize Raffle will benefit the Rotary Club of Bay St. Louis projects.
Tickets for the cook-off are $10 at the door or you can purchase tickets from members of Rotary. Ages 5 and under get in free.
To enter your team today ($100 per team), please email David Hilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 228-697-0838. For questions about the raffle or the event, email email@example.com.