Area residents are invited to put their taste buds to the test as Owens Community College students serve as host to a Chili Cook-Off fundraising event Jan. 31.
The Chili Cook-Off will occur from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the College’s Student Health and Activities Center. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. Attendees will receive a tasting kit to sample the assortment of chili selections. The Chili Cook-Off is open to the campus community as well as the general public. The College’s Office of Student Activities is encouraging individuals to donate $3 per person, which will benefit Riders Unlimited in Oak Harbor.
Attendees will have the opportunity to sample an assortment of chili from various Owens student teams and then vote for their favorite edible delight. The team who receives the most votes will become the Chili Cook-Off people’s choice winner and the chili will be sold at the College’s Fireside and Jaguar grills as part of a collaborative effort between the Office of Student Activities and AVI Foodsystems.
Proceeds raised from the Chili Cook-Off will benefit Riders Unlimited, which offers equine assisted activities and therapies to individuals with physical, mental, emotional and psychological disabilities. The organization utilizes the natural movement, personalities and behaviors of selected horses to provide many therapeutic benefits.
For more information about the event, call (567) 661-2569 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2569.