It’s Chili Time at Carl Albert State College
Annual Contest set for Friday, February 21, 2014
The 18th Annual CASC/Wal-Mart Chili Cooking Contest is set for Friday, February 21, 2014 and we encourage everyone to get involved in this year’s event. The competition will take place at the Poteau campus of Carl Albert State College from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second floor of the Costner-Balentine Student Center.
According to Kathy Quirk, Executive Director of the CASC Foundation, there are several ways to take part in this event. “Obviously, one way to participate is to enter a pot of chili in the competition. To do this simply download the official entry form at www.carlalbert.edu, submit your entry form, and plan to have your famous chili tested along with countless others. It goes without saying, the more entries, the better!” There is no entry fee, and prizes will be awarded to those who make the tastiest chili. Lots of door prizes will also be given away during the event, plus a silent auction will feature an array of items.
For those wanting to take advantage of a great meal plus lots of fun and fellowship, tickets to the event are $7 and cover all you can eat chili, hotdogs, drinks, and desserts. Tickets can be purchased from many Carl Albert employees, or by calling 918-647-1231 or 918-647-1398. Tickets and entry forms can also be purchased/picked up from Jessica Lloyd at the F.L. Holton Business Center, third floor in office BC 866-F, or from Annette Staats at the F.L. Holton Business Center, first floor in office BC805.
The chili cooking contest is sponsored by Carl Albert State College and Wal-Mart, with Wal-Mart once again providing matching funds for a portion of the proceeds. The event is a fundraising effort by staff, faculty, students, and supporters of Carl Albert State College to benefit students through the CASC Development Foundation. Funds raised provide scholarships to students and help build dormitories.
Since it began, the Chili Cooking Contest has raised over $111,500, with all directly benefitting the lives of Carl Albert State College students.