October is National Chili Month! Youth Council is inviting each committee, as well as anyone and everyone else who loves chili, to join us in our Chili Fundraiser! 

If you’d like to enter a chili, there is a $5 donation with each chili entry. Trophies will be awarded for 1st Place Winner, People’s Choice, Best White Chili, Children’s Winner (ages 10 and under), and Spiciest Tasty Chili. All proceeds from the fundraiser will be to help fund the youth activities and outreach. Some of the possible events would be trips to the orchard/pumpkin patch, youth lock-ins, youth meals, trips to and trips to the observatory. The youth are also interested in doing more mission work this year and will need funds to purchase fabric to make blankets, items for small kits for cancer patients, and treats for taking with us on visits to assisted living homes. We will hold the Chili Fundraiser on October 21st from 2:30pm – 5:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. This is the date of the ISU homecoming parade on Main Street, and we are hoping to draw in crowds from that event. We will provide table space, chairs, chili name tag, tasting cups, spoons, and napkins for each entry. We ask that each chili entry is at least 4 quarts in a crock pot to be kept hot, the chili should be named, contact information provided, and that the cook is present for the 3:30pm judging. We ask that the chili be set up no later than 2:15pm. We would ask that there is someone to serve the chili through the duration of the event. The award for People’s Choice will be decided after the event is ended. 

If you like chili and would just like to come enjoy the various flavors of delicious chili, Youth Council will sell tasting tickets for $5. With your ticket you’ll be able to have a sample cup from everyone’s chili, a generous slice of cornbread, and a drink. There will also be hot dogs and dessert will be on sale if you’d like to make it a meal! Sampling tickets are a separate cost from the chili entry fee. 

If you are interested in participating, please let Brooke Kruger know before 10/13/2018. You can reach Brooke at brooke@fumcames.org or by calling or leaving a note at the office. We really need the support of the church to make this event a success!