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Buchanan taking applications for annual chili walk

Published 11:06am Monday, March 18, 2013

Chili lovers unite.

The Buchanan Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Buchanan Meadows LifeHouse Properties is, once again, gearing up for what is being billed as the best chili walk in the area.

Last year saw more than 25 entries, and the variety was remarkable. Chilies were made with ground beef, steak, turkey, venison, pumpkin, chocolate and vegetables. Does your chili have what it takes to win the coveted Golden Ladle? Join Buchanan with your own concoctions and recipes.

On Thursday, March 28, local businesses and organizations will stand off to see who has the best chili in Buchanan. The public is encouraged to participate in the sampling, and each attendee may cast a vote for their favorite chili and best-named chili.

There will be a $2 per spoon charge this year. A portion of the money will once again go to a local organization or event. This year the Thrill on the Hill will be the recipient. There will be prizes awarded for the Judges’ Choice, People’s Choice and Best Named chilies.

This year’s Chili Challenge will be held downtown in a progressive fashion with the Buchanan District Library being the start and end point from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Each contestant will be matched up with a local business to showcase both the chili and the place of business. Visitors will go door-to-door to sample and mingle.

Downtown Buchanan businesses are invited to share their spaces and give the community a chance to get to know them better.

Teams are signing up now. If you are interested in registering for the contest, please contact the Buchanan Area Chamber (269) 695-3291 or email for an application. There is an entry fee of $20. Entrants may sign up today through March 22

For any further questions or inquiries please feel free to contact Ben at 269-695-3291.

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