Chili Contest Heating Up

The slide show above features scenes from the inaugural 2011 Schroon Lake Chili Cook Off.

It’s now on – the 2012 Schroon Lake Chili Cook Off is shaping up to be a real contest now with more entries than last year. And it’s the lads and lasses from area Fire and Rescue Squads  and EMT outfits  who have turned up the heat to make this one heck of a Chili smack down. – Could a reality TV show be far behind?

Organizer Shelby Davis tell us that Frank Meade and his team from the Pottersville Volunteer Fire Department are on board.

And new home cook entries also include community gardener, artist and lake ice skater Juie Sawyers and Torri Shufelt from Mountain Lake Services.

And there some very cool names for some hot bowls of chili:  Dog Pound Chili, Great Bowls of Chili and Chili Chili Bang Bang. What's the name of your chili?

And the best part is that there is still plenty of time to enter The registration deadline is February 18 so what are you waiting for.

Email Shelby at or call her cell at  734-604-5834.

And if you are wondering about the Got Chili pic on our main page, It's actually an apron. Shelby says each cook registered receives  a one complimentary apron. There'll be extras for sale at the cook off. Pick up yours for $10, and of course all the proceeds go to Schroon Lake EMS.

The registration fee is $20.00 per chili entered. The registration deadline is Monday, February 18, 2013. (The registration fee is waived for members of any rescue, fire, ambulance or other public safety department.)

Guests will be able to purchase chili tasting tickets for $1 each, a bowl of chili for $5, or an unlimited tasting wristband for $15.

You can learn more about the cook off and get entry forms at the Chili Cook Off Facebook page

Where and When. The Schroon Lake Fish and Game Club. 11:30- am – 2 pm., Saturday, February 23, 2013