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Skaneateles Chili Cookoff challenge to benefit Laker Limo

The seventh annual Chili Cookoff has been planned and promoted to take place on Feb. 16 at the Cedar House Bowling Center in Skaneateles. This year, the Laker Transportation Project (Laker Limo) has been selected to receive all proceeds.

The event will be from 1 to 6 p.m. with live music featuring Tumbleweed Jones. Participants can taste all of the entries and vote for one in each division for a $5 donation.

The challenge is: “who makes the best chili?” There are two divisions for challengers, a restaurant division and a home-brewed division. The best chili in the restaurant division gets the coveted trophy and bragging rights of an award winning chili for a year. The best chili in the home brewed division receives a new crockpot.

To enter call the Cedar House at 685-5117. Challengers must supply a minimum of four quarts of their brew in a crockpot or warming device by 12:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Local restaurants that have accepted the challenge are American Legion, Bluewater Grill, Doug’s Fish Fry, Downtown Deli/Grill Works, Gilda’s, Hill Top Restaurant, Johnny Angels, Mandana Inn, Mark’s Pizza, McDonald Catering, Sherwood Inn, The Garage Eatz, The Lakehouse Pub and Valentine’s Deli. The Hill Top/Cedar House has donated corn bread to compliment the chili.

All challengers are anonymous during the tastings and identities revealed after the votes are tallied. Winners will be announced at 5:30 p.m. Donated gift cards and merchandise from local business will be raffled through out the afternoon as well as 50/50 raffles, all to insure the continued services that Laker Limo provides for our communities seniors and disabled.

The Laker Transportation Project, Inc. is a non-profit organization that works in harmony with the Skaneateles municipalities to provide an affordable, safe method of transportation for our community’s senior citizens and citizens with disabilities. Laker Limo fulfills the critical needs for safe transportation while improving the quality of life for the elderly and for those with handicapping conditions. The intent is to increase transportation options for seniors and disabled of any age and enhance their ability to live more independently within the community.

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