15 groups to benefit from chili cook-off

By Joseph Slacian

Fifteen local agencies will benefit this year from the Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity Chili Cook-off, officials announced Monday, July 9.

“In an attempt to service as many groups as possible in Wabash County,” Chili committee chair Todd Titus said, “we chose 15 charities once again this year from a long list of applicants.”

Chosen to receive funds were: Wabash County Cancer Society, Lagro Canal Foundation, Quilt of Honor, Living Well Transit Service, Family Services Society and the Manchester Early Learning Center.

Also, Growing Grounds, Share Little Friends Free Pantry, Honeywell Educational Outreach, Lighthouse Mission, Blessings In A Backpack, Roann Covered Bridge Lions Club, the FAME Festival, F.I.S.H. of Wabash and Wabash County Christmas Spirit.

Now in its 16th year, the event has raised more than $475,000 for local charities.

The 2018 cook-off will take place Saturday, Oct. 20, at Paradise Spring Historical Park. Cooking will begin shortly after 8 a.m., with tasting set to begin at noon. Admission is $5.

“We hope everyone will come out and support us,” Titus said.

Posted on 2018 Jul 10