From the brethren of Broad Ripple Lodge No. 643 in Indianapolis:
The date of the Annual Broad Ripple Lodge Chili Cook-Off is quickly approaching. Slip into the kitchen, hunker down over the stove and whip up a batch of your favorite culinary disaster. The event is scheduled for Saturday the 25th of October with our doors to open at 5:00 PM and the contest to run from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Those intending to take a shot at the top should arrive closer to 5:00 PM. Prizes will be awarded in numerous categories beyond simply the best overall. For many, the coveted red pepper trophy and bragging rights alone will be reward enough.
The Lodge will provide corn bread, mac n' cheese, and hot dogs to accompany the various concoctions along with all the usual fixins'. A basket will be set out to collect donations intended to assist the Lodge in defraying its' expenses and to bolster the Masonic Angel Fund which will surely be tested by need as Fall gives way to Winter and the holidays approach.
Additionally, representatives from the Indiana Blood Center will be on hand from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM seeking donations of much needed blood. Anyone able is encouraged to lend an arm and everyone who does will be entered into a drawing for a $100.00 Best Buy gift card. This is your chance to possibly help save a life and win a little something in the bargain.
This is an open to the public event and all are welcome to take part in the voting and the competition as well. So bring your family, friends or a prospective candidate and join us for what promises to be another fine evening of food and fellowship at Broadripple. Those planning on attending, and especially those wishing to offer up an entry for consideration, are asked to contact me so that we might adequately prepare for all our guests.
Miles Evanston, SW
Broadripple Lodge #643