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Chili, Chowder & Soup Bakeoff!!! May 7th

Dear Friends, Have you ever got up in the morning and wondered what you were going to put in your children’s lunch bag? Or wondered if there was any milk to put on their breakfast cereal? These are things our clients face almost any day of the week. Last week we had 47 families come to our Food Pantry. And because many of you have helped us before, we had food and other items to give them when they came. We’re not really a store where they can come knowing they’ll get everything they need. But for many of them, we help them to survive in a world where it’s hard to get even a pound of hamburger for less than $3. In that same world, they find themselves grateful when we can give them a single roll of bathroom tissue, or a bar of soap. Two years ago we started a Chili, Chowder and Soup Cook-off fund raiser, and we’re having it again this year on May 7 from 4 to 6 pm. Contestants who are Amateur and Professional Cooks and Chefs make 2 gallons of food and everyone samples their gastronomic creations. This year we’re having a DJ who will provide fun for everyone. We also have a Silent Auction where folks bid on items like donated gift cards or certificates, perhaps bird feeders, tool chests, and almost anything you can imagine. Once we even had cold, hard cash! We’re the only food pantry in Boscawen, and it takes not only lots of volunteers to run our pantry, food donated by Community Action Program, Concord Regional Food Program and the NH Food Bank, and folks like you, but it takes lots of additional money. Please consider a donation for our fund raiser. We are a 501(C) 3 organization through the NH Conference of the United Church of Christ, and can supply you with that information. If you haven’t come before, consider having a good time on Saturday, May 7 from 4 to 6 pm. Sample the cook-off entries, dance to the DJ and have a good time. Enjoy the feeling we get when we know we’ve helped those who desperately need that help. In the Name of One Who Gave His Life, The Board of Mission and Outreach

Calling All Chefs, Cooks, Professionals, Amateurs, Etc.


We’re Having a Chili, Chowder & Soup Cookoff and We’re Hoping You’ll Be A Part of It! Saturday, May 7, 2016 4:00 to 6:00 pm Tickets $10 Family $30 Held at: Boscawen Elementary School, BEST Ave., Rte. 3, Boscawen DJ: Sound Gardens with fun for everyone 2016 Information and Guidelines for the Chili, Chowder and Soup Cookoff Are you a Professional Cook or Chef? An aspiring Amateur Chef/Cook? Do your friends love your Greek Lemon Chicken Soup? or That Chilled Strawberry Soup? Or how about your Shaker Style Corn Chowder w/Sweet Potatoes? Then you’re just who we’re looking for! Read over all the attached information and if you still have questions, call Rhoda Hardy at 603-344-5902. If she doesn’t know the answer, she’ll find someone who will! Show us what a great chili you have and maybe the world will beat a path to your door! 1. ELIGIBILITY. Anyone 18 years of age or older is welcome to enter the Cookoff. 2. PLEASE COMPLETE THE ATTACHED APPLICATION AND RETURN TO RHODA HARDY, 217 WATER ST., BOSCAWEN 03303-2906. Call 603-344-5902 with any questions. 3. We specify no ingredients for your entry. If your entry is considered hot & spicy, please let us know and we’ll provide a “HOT and SPICY” sign. Please bring an 8-1/2” x 11” sign indicating all ingredients so that tasters may be aware of anything that might cause an allergic reaction. 4. Two participants/servers are required per entry and may not vote. Gloves must be worn by servers. 5. Two gallons of chili, chowder or soup must be prepared off site, delivered and ready to serve. 6. Doors open for contestants at 2:00 PM. Steam trays with sterno provided. No crock pots. An 8’ x 2-1/2’ table will be provided for each entry. Tasting cups, spoons, and napkins will be provided. TABLECLOTHS NOT PROVIDED. ENTRY MUST BE READY TO BE SERVED BY 3:30 PM. DOORS OPEN AT 4:00 PM. 7. Voting will start immediately and end at 5:45 PM. 8. You may enter more than one entry. 9. Voting ends at 5:45 PM and winners will be announced at 6:00 PM. 10. THERE IS AN AWARD FOR BEST TABLE DESIGN IN EACH DIVISION. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CREATE A TEAM THEME AND DECORATE YOUR TABLE.