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Wednesday October 3rd, 2012

Chile Cookin’ and Eatin’ for the Cause!

Museum to host Great Bowls Of Fire Chili Cook-off Saturday

The New Mexico Museum of Space History and International Space Hall of Fame Foundation will be hosting the second annual “Great Bowls Of Fire Chili Cook-Off” this Saturday, October 6, in the upper parking lot of the museum. The event is sponsored by United Way of Otero County and Burt Broadcasting and benefits area non-profit organizations. Tasting cups will go on sale to the public at noon. The cook-off will feature both red and green chile categories.

“We hope everybody in the area comes up and enjoys the cook off. The money raised from selling the tasting cups is going right back to the non-profit organizations represented by the teams. Our goal is to help them raise as much money as possible especially during these tough economic times,” said Museum Executive Director Chris Orwoll. Registered teams include the Red Hot Radio Rebels, InSANEly Delicious Chili, Chili The Kid, Hot Boyz and a Bean, and others.

Proceeds from the sale of tasting cups, entry fees and sponsorships raised at the event will be split between the designated charities, after expenses. A People’s Choice Loving Cup will also be awarded along with $100 cash prize to the team with the best decorated booth. A group of local celebrity judges have volunteered their palates for the official chili judging.

A special “People’s Choice” trophy will be given to the team with the most chili tasting tickets at the end of the cook-off. Tasting cups will be $2 each and will come with ten tickets. Each ticket equals one taste. The public can spend a ticket at each booth, or all their tickets at one booth, or spread them around.

Business sponsors of the event include: Tularosa Basin Telephone Company/TCI, First Travel, Otero Federal Credit Union, Otero County Electrical Co-op, Desert Sun Motors, GCRMC, First National Bank, Bank 34, and LOCO Credit Union.
The New Mexico Museum of Space History is a division of the NM Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information, call 575-437-2840 or toll free 1-877-333-6589.