Sinner & Saint Chili Cook-off rescheduled to Nov. 14

Fourth Annual Sinner & Saint Chili Cookoff will be held from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14 at St. Stephens church hall.

PHOENIX - The Fourth Annual Sinner & Saint Chili Cook-off, originally scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 24, has been rescheduled to 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14 at St. Stephens church hall, 469 Main St., Phoenix (entering from Main Street, and exiting onto Culvert Street).

Chili tasters are invited to pay $5 ($2 for 12 and under) to taste 15 plus chilis. Tents and tables will be available (or moved inside the church hall if inclement weather persists). Once the tastings are complete, people are able to vote for their favorites;

1. Glory to God - Best overall;

2. Beat the Devil - Hottest; and

3. Little Lamb’s choice - 12 and under favorite

The top prize in each category is $50. Second and third-place prizes in the ‘Best-overall’ and ‘Hottest’ categories are $25 and $10. The ‘Little Lambs Choice’ only awards the first-place $50 prize. If people would like to enter their chili, contact Jody Frawley at 315-251-1819 or jfrawley@syrdio.org by Oct. 18. It’s $10 to enter a chili.

Raffle baskets and 50/50 tickets will also be available; two tickets for $1, 12 tickets for $5 and 25 tickets for $10. Church parishioners and community members have donated many great raffle baskets.

This event is a major fundraiser for Team Awesomeness; a seventh-eighth grade youth group for St. Stephens and Holy trinity churches in Phoenix and Fulton. According to Frawley, this fundraiser usually takes in between $600 and $700 that helps fund three youth group trips.

The Team Awesomeness Youth Group, founded by Howie and Diana King of Phoenix, has been in existence for nine years.“The purpose of the youth group,” said Frawley, “is to bring them closer to God in their relationship, teach them about their faith and how to deal with life by turning to God.”

Every summer a three-day retreat in Steubenville, Ohio at Steubenville College is available to the group’s teens. A group of teens went on a trip to Niagara Falls this past

August. And the opportunity to go along with the adults on the ‘March for Life’ in Washington, D.C. comes up each January. While there, from Thursday through

Saturday, the youth group visits national museums and memorials. Walk up attendees are welcome as well.

“This particular event, the chili cook-off, is a great way to bring the whole community together to have people enter their chilis to see if they can win ‘Best-overall,’ ‘Hottest,’ or our ‘Little Lambs Choice,’ which is the kids’ choice (voted on by kids 12-years-old and younger),” Frawley said.

For any questions, contact Frawley at 315-251-1819 or jfrawley@syrdio.org, or visit: https://www.facebook.com/TEAMAWESOMENESS1

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