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Chili Challenge supports GB Home Health & Hospice
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Bill Henderson serves up a sample of his chili at last years BOCK Chili Challenge. This years event is set for Feb. 18 and cooks must pre-register by Feb. 10. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

Registration is now open to those who know they make the best chili and are willing to prove it.

The Bikers of Central Kansas (BOCK) will sponsor its 13th annual Chili Challenge Saturday, Feb. 18 at the American Legion, 1011 Kansas Ave., Great Bend. Pre-registration is required by Feb. 10 and there is a limit of 20 chefs.

All proceeds will be donated to Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice patients. GBHH&H is part of the St. Rose Ambulatory & Surgery Center family.

"We are encouraging those with good chili recipes to get in on the fun and support our neighbors who need a helping hand," BOCK President Brad Brack said. "This great non-profit agency helps many families through difficult times."

Admission is $6 and dessert will be available for another dollar. Tasting and judging the chili recipes is scheduled for 4:30-6:30 p.m. There is no entry fee and chefs are asked to bring a roaster full of chili, heated and ready to serve, if possible.

The Best Chili Award earns the cook $100 and a trophy. Second and third places will receive plaques and Best Presentation will earn the traveling trophy.

Tickets will be available for the chance to win a quilt that has been donated to the event.

Donita Wolf, GBHH&H executive director, commended BOCK for its loyalty to the non-profit agency’s patients.

"Those associated with the Bikers of Central Kansas have always shown how much they care about our patients," Wolf said. "This annual fundraiser always means a lot to these patients, their families and our staff."

To register or receive more information, contact Brad or Rae Ann Brack, 620-792-3934; Dan (Rooster) Kathrens, 620-793-0421; Mike Henderson, 620-617-1538; or Curtis Brier, 417-861-2362.

GBHH&H, which opened in 1979, serves people in Barton, Pawnee, Rush and parts of Stafford counties.