Things are heating up for the 14th annual Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice Chili Cook-off to raise money for local and area hospice patients. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16 at the American Legion, 1011 Kansas, Great Bend.
This popular annual event is sponsored by the Bikers of Central Kansas (BOCK).
Admission is $6 and desserts will be available for $1 each; all proceeds go directly to hospice patients. Tasting and judging are set for 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Chefs must pre-register by Tuesday, Feb. 5 and the limit is 17; there is no entry fee.
“We ask that cooks bring a roaster-full of chili, heated and ready to serve if at all possible,” said Brad Brack, BOCK president. “We would like to encourage everyone in the surrounding communities to help support this worthy cause. We never know when a family member or friend might need the services of GBHH&H.”
The best chili chef will win $100, and second and third places will receive plaques. The traveling trophy will be presented for the best presentation.
Tickets are available for a handmade quilt by Susan Gray at a cost of $5 each or three for $10. Cash donations may be made any time, with checks payable to Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice and mailed to 2210 26th St., Great Bend, Ks. 67530.
GBHH&H Director Donita Wolf gives much credit to BOCK for continuing this tradition.
“I can’t tell you how gratifying it is to have this type of support every year,” Wolf said. “Our hospice patients and their families are facing extremely difficult situations and they are so thankful for support from BOCK and other community members.”
GBHH&H, a non-profit agency, is part of the St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center family. It has served central Kansans since 1979.
For more information about the chili cook-off or to register, contact Brad or Rae Brack by calling 620-792-3934, or any other BOCK member.