Lake Clubs Chili Cookoff Challenge - SEE NEW PHOTO GALLERY


Information and Rules - Congratulations to the Feb 9th winner, to KC Lake Club member J.J.




                                                                          Council of Lake Springfield Clubs

                                                                                     Chili Challenge Rules 


1.     $10.00 entry fee for each Chili Challenge participant will be used by the Lake Council to cover costs of the event. 

2.     Public Welcome. Admission fee of $3.00 will entitle attendees to taste chili samples and vote three times for their favorite chili recipe or the most creatively decorated/themed cook/chili cooking area. Additional votes (tickets) can be purchased for $1.00 each. Proceeds from the door will be awarded, as follows, after the finals which will be held on March 8, 2020:

       * 50% collected will be split by the Boy Scouts of America Abraham Lincoln Council Camp Illinek.     

       * Remaining 50% will be awarded 1/3 to each: 

              *Judges’ choice

               * Popular vote

               * Best Theme.

3.     All entrants must be members of a Lake Springfield club, SUSART, Power Squadron, Springfield Lake Shore Improvement Association or Abraham Lincoln Council. Completed entry forms and fees must be received one week before each regional date. 

West Region                                                    South Region                                        East Region

Jan. 26, 2020                                                   Feb. 9, 2020                                          Feb. 23, 2020

at Aqua Club                                                    at K.C. Club                                            at Elks Club

Firefighters/Postal Club                           Prop Club                                                Anchor Boat Club

Motor Boat Club                                           TRN Club                                                 Blue Ridge Club

Lake Press Club                                             Ski & Boat Club                                    Sangamo Surf Club


                                                                                 Abraham Lincoln Council


                                The winners from each region will compete in the final challenge

                                                 to be held March 8, 2020 at the Sangamo Surf Club


4.     NO OPEN FLAME COOKERS WILL BE ALLOWED. Crockpots that do not exceed 400 watts should be used. 

5.     Prep work must be done prior to the start of the Challenge. 

6.     Each entrant should prepare at least one gallon of chili. 

7.     Chili samples must be ready to serve at 2:00 p.m. on Challenge day. 

8.     Lake Council will provide sample cups, spoons, voting containers and promotion for the event. 

9.      Votes will be counted at 4:00 p.m. on the day of the event. 

10.   Each Regional winner will be awarded $50.00 to help offset expenses of cooking twice. 

Entry forms with $10.00 entrant’s fee should be returned to your club’s Lake Council delegate or delivered to regional host club  or mailed to Brenda Clover-Altmix, 217-622-7445. Check should be made payable to: Council of Lake Springfield Clubs. 

Forms are available  at the KC club.


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