Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: May 23, 2015

 

Palmetto State Chili Cookoff Heats up in Fountain Inn, SC

 

The chili cookoff is sanctioned by the International Chili Society. The event will benefit three Upstate, 501-C3 Charities through the ads that are sold in their Chili brochure and from the sale of tasting tickets at the event.

 

Fountain Inn, South Carolina, April 20, 2015 (McKenzieNewsService.com) - Are you ready to fire up your taste buds – it’s time for the Palmetto State Chili Cookoff in Fountain Inn, SC.
 
Palmetto State Chili Cookoff will be held in Fountain Inn, SC at 102 Depot St. on May 23rd. This one day event will feature some of the very best chili cookers, arts & crafts vendors, children’s area and, musical entertainment throughout the day with Hot As A Pepper, Three Creeks Over, and Arvie Bennett, Jr. The chili cookoff is sanctioned by the International Chili Society (ICS).
 
“Fun for All for a Great Cause,” said John Hastings, Pres/CEO of Fountain Inn Chamber of Commerce. “We are excited to have the Palmetto State Chili Cookoff sanctioned by the International Chili Society, which is one of the largest food festival organizations in the world. Cookoffs just like this one have enabled the ICS to raise over a million dollars annually for charity.”
 
The Palmetto State Chili Cookoff will benefit three Upstate, 501-C3 Charities. Through the ads that are sold in their Chili brochure and from the sale of tasting tickets at the event, 90% net proceeds will be distributed between the following three charities:  1. Broken Wing Farms - A special place for individuals with Autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities to learn, grow and have fun!  2. "B" Motivated Ministries - Helps raise money to assist people with disabilities to participate in wheelchair sports and activities around the country. We can help with travel assistance, equipment needs, uniforms and fundraising activities and much more (www.bmotivatedministries.org), 3. Patriot Guard Riders - The group forms an honor guard at military burials, helps protect mourners from harassment and fills out the ranks at burials of indigent and homeless veterans. In addition to attending funerals, the group also greets troops returning from overseas at homecoming celebrations and performs volunteer work for veteran's organizations such as Veterans Homes.
 
There is no admission charge to the Palmetto State Chili Cookoff. Anyone wanting to taste and cast their votes for the Peoples' Choice Chili contest can do so by purchasing the tasting tickets at the event. Tasting tickets, $5 per set of eight tasting tickets, also includes the Peoples Choice voting ticket. The more tasting tickets sold, the more money is raised for the charities.
 
This ICS sanctioned contest includes three chili categories – Chili Verde, Salsa and Traditional Red.
 
For more information on being a chili cooker, ICS member or non-member in the Palmetto State Chili Cookoff, visit
www.PalmettoStateChili.com or contact John Hastings at 864)862-2586.
 
Founded in 1967, the International Chili Society (
www.chilicookoff.com) is an organization that sanctions nearly 200 chili cookoffs each year that are governed by ICS rules and regulations and a blind judging process. These events are worldwide and benefit charities or non-profit organizations. Local winners of ICS sanctioned cookoffs qualify to compete for cash prizes and awards throughout the year. Top-level winners compete for a total prize package of $55,000 at the World’s Championship Chili Cookoff held each year in October. One million spectators a year participate in ICS events by cooking, tasting, judging and having a good time. Sanctioned cookoffs include four categories: Traditional Red Chili, Chili Verde (green chili), Homestyle and Salsa. The ICS crowns a World Champion in each category.

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 Media Contact    

 

Media Contact: John R. Hastings, Sr.

Email: info@palmettostatechili.com

Phone: 864-862-2586

 

Fountain Inn Chamber of Commerce

102 Depot Street, Fountain Inn, South Carolina, 29644

Web: www.palmettostatechili.com

 

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South Carolina, Fountain Inn, Event Date: May 23, 2015

Palmetto State Chili Cookoff Heats up in Fountain Inn, SC

Are you ready to fire up your taste buds – it’s time for the Palmetto State Chili Cookoff in Fountain Inn, SC. Palmetto State Chili Cookoff will be held in Fountain Inn, SC at 102 Depot St. on May 23rd. This one day event will feature some of the very best chili cookers, arts & crafts vendors, children’s area and, musical entertainment throughout the day with Hot As A Pepper, Three Creeks Over, and Arvie Bennett, Jr. The chili cookoff is sanctioned by the International Chili Society (ICS). The event will benefit three Upstate, 501-C3 Charities through the ads that are sold in their Chili brochure and from the sale of tasting tickets at the event. There is no admission charge to the Palmetto State Chili Cookoff. Anyone wanting to taste and cast their votes for the Peoples' Choice Chili contest can do so by purchasing the tasting tickets at the event. Tasting tickets, $5 per set of eight tasting tickets, also includes the Peoples Choice voting ticket. The more tasting tickets sold, the more money is raised for the charities. This ICS sanctioned contest includes three chili categories – Chili Verde, Salsa and Traditional Red. For more information on being a chili cooker, ICS member or non-member in the Palmetto State Chili Cookoff, visit www.PalmettoStateChili.com or contact John Hastings at 864)862-2586. 

Event Name: Palmetto State Chili Cookoff

Event Date: May 23, 2015

Event Location: Fountain Inn Chamber of Commerce, 102 Depot St. Fountain Inn, SC
Admission: $5/set of 8 tasting tickets-includes Peoples Choice voting ticket.

Web: www.palmettostatechili.com, Phone: (864) 862-2586

 


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