Chili season is around the corner

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 17, 2010

It’s going to be chili outside! Come see, smell and taste the chili on the bluff, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30.

Natchez Children’s Home Services has joined with the Krewe of Fat Mama’s to provide a tasty Halloween festival for kids of all ages. Food artists will share their spice of life with the crowd in the form of chili. Admission is free and tasting kits are only $5.

Treat yourself and your children to a good time for a good cause. This is approximately the 25th year the annual Broadway Bash Chili Cook-Off has provided a delicious way to help abused and neglected children from all over southwest Mississippi.

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Entertainment for all ages is planned beginning at 11 a.m. Children and adults may engage in a costume contest or perhaps throw a ball at the dunking booth. Casket races are in the line up for this All Hallows’ Eve celebration.

Don’t miss dunking your favorite celebrity! We have “stars” for your viewing and dunking pleasure. Come dunk West Primary Principal Cindy Idom, Cathedral Coach Mark McCann, Dr. Danita Weary, Judge Jim Blough, Circuit Clerk Eddie Walker, Mayor Jake Middleton, Supervisor Darryl Grennell, Businessman Geoff Iles, Bartender Candice Brashier, Businessman Dick Thompson, with more to come!

You may want a raffle ticket for a one of a kind deer stand by Skeeter Wilson. You must be present to win and raffle tickets are only $1.

An esteemed panel of judges will announce the 2010 top three winners for the chili. Each team has two chances to win first, second or third place at this feisty fiesta. The following judges will name their choice for best chili and best decorated booth: psychologist and Co-Lin instructor Joe Swoveland, Alderman Tony Fields, Supervisor Henry Watts, Alderman Bob Pollard, Speech Pathologist Ruth Powers and educator Katie J. Moore

You are a judge, too. You determine the top three winners for the people’s choice awards. One ticket is included in each tasting kit.

You may choose to buy more tickets to ensure your favorite team gets highly rated. Each team is eligible for the benefactor’s award. This is given in recognition of the team that raises the most money before or at this event to benefit the Natchez Children’s Home Services. Each team is encouraged to exhibit its individual ingenuity with chili recipes, booth decorating and monetary contributions.

It’s not too late to get your chili team registered.

Stop by Fat Mama’s at 303 South Canal St., or e-mail for more information. This is a great opportunity to showcase your own infamous seasoning abilities and be an artistic donor to our community’s children.

It really will be chili outside! Come see, smell, and taste the chili on the bluff, Oct. 30. Let’s heat up the bluff with a chili experience for The Natchez Children’s Home Services.

Joy Moore is an organizer for the Broadway Bash Chili Cook-Off.