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Chili cook-off will raise funds, pit VFW and Scouts
With a little competition, Robert Griffin hopes to raise funds for the local Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Cub Scouts.
Im part of both, so I thought what could we do as a fundraiser that would get a lot of exposure and something that would be fun, Griffin said.
He landed on a chili cook-off.
I brought it up at both meetings and we thought in January its cold and it doesnt take a lot (of supplies) and everyone has their own recipe, he said. So we took the commander of VFW and the cub master and created a competition.
He said Wayne Miller, the VFW commander, is an Army veteran; Eric Biggs, a Cub Scout master, is a Navy veteran. Griffin said these two branches arent known to be the best of friends.
Wayne is older and Eric is this fresh young pup, he said. The differences created a competition.
The first Newberg Chili Cook-off will start at 11 a.m. Jan. 25 at the VFW Hall and run until 3 p.m.
There will be unlimited chili, corn bread, coffee, hot chocolate and tea available for $5.
Griffin said to help promote the event he has asked Mayor Bob Andrews to proclaim Jan. 25 Chili Cook-Off Day: VFW 4015 vs BSA Cub Pack 7250.
For publicity, notoriety and interest, he said.