If you’re a chili fan, there will be no better place to be than the Colesium at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds tonight as Chili Chefs from all over the Dayton region will be competing in the 26th Annual Ambucs Chili Cook Off & Casino Night. For just $18 you’ll have a chance to try over 20 chili entries as well as hot dogs, beer, wine, coffee and soft drinks. All proceeds benefit area children & adults with disabilities,a s well as The Therapist Scholarship Fund. There will even be door prizes, including $500 cash! If you’re thinking this event used to be held at Polen Farms, it was, but according to event organizer Peggy Quinn, “we moved the event to the Fairgrounds so we aren’t dependent on the weather. This is a big fundraiser for us and if it was cold or rainy we’d get killed.”
Dayton MostMetro’s own SuperFry and The Big Ragu will be judging the chili and will select a critic’s choice winner and there will also be a people’s choice, voted on by the participants. The event starts at 6pm and after you’ve had your fill of chili there will be plenty of casino games to try your luck.
The following have all donated a minimum of 5 gallon s of Chili for tonight’s festivities:
AMELIA’S ATRIUM GRILLE BUCKIN’ DONKEY BULLWINKLE’S
CAFE MEXICO CHAPPY’S GRILL CHEF DADDY’S FIREHOUSE CHILI
CHRISTOPHER’S CHUCK EASTMAN’S DEER SLAYER CHILI ELSA’S @ WILMINGTON AVE.
FLANNIGAN’S PUB HARRIGAN’S TAVERN JIMMY’S LADDER 11 LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE
ST. ANNE’S HILL CHILI COOK-OFF CHAMPION SCRATCH CATERING SLYDERS SMOKIN’ BAR B Q
THE MIAMI VALLEY GOLF CLUB THE TROPICS AT LINCOLN PARK UNO’S CHICAGO STYLE PIZZERIA
The South Dayton Chapter of National AMBUCS is a charitable (501c3) service club.
- They are one of the 4 chapters located in the Dayton Area and are among the 6000 AMBUCS members nationwide, helping people with disabilities
- They provide free-of-charge special built tricycles called AmTrykes to facilitate therapy of disabled children and adults
- They also sponsor scholarships for therapist.
For more information on Ambucs programs check these links out:
Every Kid Needs a Bike