Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity announces choice charities

Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity has announced the names of the non-profit organizations that will receive funding from this year’s chili for charity cook-off. A multitude of applications were submitted for consideration and nine were selected. 

Manchester Recreation Association, FAME, Teens Against Domestic Violence, Learn More Center, Manchester Early Learning Center, Wabash County Historical  Museum, Wabash County Promise, Honeywell Center Educational Outreach, and Wabash County Transit  will all benefit from the one-day fundraising event. 

“The selection process is the most difficult,” said Julie Deniston, long-time standing committee member. “There are many qualified organizations serving the community that need funding. It is the toughest decision we make every year.” 

Since the cook-off’s inception, nearly $300,000 has been reinvested into non-profit organizations serving Wabash County.

This year will mark the 12th anniversary of the event, which will be held on Oct. 18 at Paradise Spring Historical Park with gates opening at noon. All proceeds are earmarked for distribution to the nine charities selected as benefactors from this year’s chili cook-off.

Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity is a locally governed, non-profit organization dedicated to assisting qualified non-profit organizations serving Wabash County.  Chili for Charity is also active throughout the year in various causes.  The annual event is nationally recognized as the largest annual chili cook-off east of the Mississippi River.  For more information regarding Chili for Charity, please contact Todd Titus at 260-563-4171 or visit

Posted on 2014 Jul 08