Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center Brings Chili Cook-Off Back To The Historic Manchester Square


On Saturday, November 8th from 12-4 PM, the Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center will be bringing back a popular community event to the newly renovated historic Manchester Square. For a number of years, the Manchester Fire Department hosted a chili cook-off to benefit local organizations, including the Children’s Advocacy Center the final year it hosted the event in 2012. All proceeds from this year’s event will go to supporting the Children’s Advocacy Center and the work that they do for children who are victims of abuse in Coffee County.
There will be three $500 prizes awarded on November 8th and the community gets to vote for two of the three winners, including the Crowd Favorite Chili and the Best Decorated booth. The third $500 prize will be the Judges’ Choice and the judges for this year’s event include Judges Brock, Jackson, Johnson and Ledsinger. Teams can be comprised of up to 5 team members and a $25 donation to the Advocacy Center serves as the entry fee. Teams are asked to make at least six gallons of chili for the event. The Advocacy Center will be accepting team entries up until November 5th. For more information, call 723-8888.
The cost to taste the chili and vote for your favorite will be $5. For $5, guests will receive a ballot and a tasting spoon to taste the chili from each team and vote for their favorite chili and decorations.