Nov 2017: Chili cookoff and mini-swap

This month, we’ll be holding our annual Chili cookoff / mini-swap meet
on November 18th at Zion church (upstairs), starting at 6pm.  This is always a yearly favorite.

PART ONE:  Chili-Cookoff

It’s time for everyone to get out your cookbooks for GCHWC’s Fifth
Annual Chili Cookoff / mini-swap!   We’ll start the evening with a
chili dinner supplied by our members competing for “best chili” honors
as voted on by you… the lucky folks who get to sample them all.

Have a great recipe to share?  Bring a crockpot and wow the crowd!
This year we’re continuing the corn bread category for even more great
samples.    We’ll supply crackers/cheese and ice for the drinks, but
if you’ve got an entry, please plan to bring:

– a serving spoon
– any special sides / garnish you’d serve with it
– drinks
– a big appetite!

PART TWO:  Mini-swap meet

After we eat, we’ll clean up and members are encouraged to bring out
anything they want to sell / trade.  Dig deep and thin out your
collection!  We’ll do our best to have tables available, but space may
be limited!  Feel free to invite guests.

Next, as a reminder, since the kind people at Zion Church are nice
enough to let us use their room, we encourage supporting their food
pantry by bringing paper / canned goods.  It’s always great to fill
their drum / boxes with donated items when we leave!

FINALLY, we’ll also be collecting toys (new / unwrapped) for the
Ronald McDonald house or Toys for Tots this month in time for the
holidays.  Toys can be for boys or girls so long as they’re new and

This is the perfect opportunity to give a little back to the community
and make the holidays brighter for a few families in need.   We’ll
arrange to have this delivered in the next few weeks.

See you there!