Wilderness Trail chili cook-off is Sept. 24

Published 5:21 am Friday, September 16, 2022

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Wilderness Trail Distillery’s fifth Charity Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, Sept. 24, is a great way to usher in the fall season and enjoy some delicious chili for a good cause. If you bring the family, consider it a way for kids to help other kids while enjoying some family-friendly activities.

The event, with tasting beginning at 11:30 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m., benefitS the Danville Kiwanis Club whose mission is to pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children throughout the community. The Kiwanis also serve Boyle County’s senior citizens. The chili cook-off features music by DJ Reece, refreshing drinks, sweet treats and children’s activities. Family activities include horse and wagon rides, facepainting and book giveaways and information on upcoming events from the Boyle County Public Library bookmobile. As an alternative to chili, the Danville High School girls basketball team will offer a hotdog kids meal.

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For the chili lovers, a $10 tasting ticket includes visits to the booths of 25 cooks, all vying for the title of People’s Choice. Each ticket holder will select their favorite. Our panel of judges – sports analyst Larry Vaught; Norton Center for the Arts Director Steve Hoffman; Kentucky Sports Radio personality and former UK football player Max Duffy; Danville-Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Kendall Clinton; and longtime radio personality Charlie Perry – have the challenge of naming the top three winners.

The money raised helps the Kiwanis with year-round projects such as back-to-school supplies and gifts of new clothing, coats, shoes and small toys for children during the holidays. They also treat several local senior citizens with a luncheon and small gifts during the holidays. Individuals supported by the Kiwanis during this time are not served by any other groups. Many of Wilderness Trail Distillery’s business partners and Kiwanis’ supporters are sponsoring this event to spread some much-needed joy during the holiday season and throughout the year. Visit www.wildernesstrailky.com to view a sponsor list.

Tasting tickets are available at the door. Winners will be announced at 2:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Emily Toadvine at emily@wildernesstrailky.com or 859-402-8707.