Chili lovers of all ages are invited to the Piranha Club tomorrow (Friday) evening to join in the United Way of Carroll’s annual Chili Cook-Off. According to one of the organizers, Jen Munson, Friday’s event is their second largest fundraiser each year, behind only the United Way’s annual grill out in the summer. She says Friday is their last push before the board decides on its 2023 funding distributions.
United Way of Carroll’s 2022 distributions topped $23,500, which is one of the organization’s largest single-year contributions. However, their goal is to award over $30,000 in 2023. The first way to support the United Way is easy: eat chili. Contestants will have their entries ready by 6 p.m. at the Piranha Club, and participants can try them all for a freewill donation. Munson says there is still time to register to submit chili for judging.
Munson adds they have a slate of prizes for winning submissions.
The other half of Friday’s fundraiser is the silent auction. Munson says people can bid on a great selection of items in person or online starting at 4:30 p.m.
Munson adds all money raised is used to support programs and families right here in the Carroll area.
More information and online auction details are available below.