Butler celebrates centennial with chili cookoff on March 21
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The party's already started, but there's still a lot in store to celebrate Butler's centennial. The village late last year officially began celebrations for its 100 years of existence and the fun carries on this year, the actual 100th year, with events every month.
This month, break out your ladles and whip up your best batch of chili for a chili cookoff from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 21. Butler Centennial Committee member and village trustee, Sue Hesselgrave, explained that each month's event aims to bring a piece of the community into the celebration. The chili cookoff will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 13445 W. Hampton Road, Brookfield.
Residents and local businesses are encouraged to enter the competition, Hesselgrave said. "It's not just for restaurants either. We hope banks and other businesses will join. It's all about promoting our local businesses and the need to support local businesses," she said.
If you'd like to enter, contact Hesselgrave, she'll provide you with foil pans needed to tote the three quarts of chili required to enter the cookoff. Cost is $15 per resident entry and $25 per business.
And if you'd rather eat chili than cook it, those with a hearty appetite and palate for tasting are invited to take part. Cost is $5 for eight tasting tickets, and $3 for children 10 and under for five tickets. You can always buy more tickets later, Hesselgrave said.
After you taste, you vote. Prizes will be awarded to the top two vote getters and the winning business will receive the golden chili award. The church will also offer a bake sale to tap off the event.
For more information, or to register, contact Hesselgrave at (262) 783-5152.
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