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"For Children and Young Adults
Including Those With Disabilities"

When: Saturday, January 30, 2010 3:30 PM until 7:00 PM

Where: Starlight Ballroom - Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport, IA (map)

Tickets: $6 per person at the door or you can pre-register online or by mail using our printable form. Booths will be providing free chili samples to the attending public.

3:30 PM: Event begins. People's Choice tasting and voting begins. Raffle drawings take place periodically throught evening.
6:15 PM: General silent auction concludes
6:30 PM: Live auction results and awards
6:45 PM: Team spirit awards
7:00 PM: Cook-off concludes

There will be a People's Choice ballot box for the general public to vote on best chili and best booth. Ballot cards will be distributed upon entry and will be tallied throughout the event. At the end of the evening, the peoples choice awards will be announced and presented.

Join us for chili tasting, cash bar, silent and live auctions. Help celebrate Hand-in-Hand's 10 year anniversary and some very special children.

If you can't attend our Chili Cook-off but would still like to support our programs for children with special needs, please consider sending a tax deductible donation. Visit our Donate page for more information.

Hand-in-Hand Chili Cook-off Team Entry Info

Thank you for your interest and participation in Hand-in-Hand's first chili cook-off competition. We are delighted to have you be a part of this event. Please download our Chili Brochure (click here to download). This is an informational packet containg official rules, scoring criteria, tips and entry form. There is a limited amount of booth space. A completed entry form with the $30 entry fee must be dropped off or mailed to insure your team a cook-off spot. You will receive 5 entry bracelets for your team at the door.

2010 Official Chili Cook-off Rules and Regulations

Chili Cook-off online team entry form (click here for printable version)


Ten years ago the loss of Tessa Steil inspired Quad City special needs parents to create Hand-in-Hand. They hosted a one-week day camp to fulfill their dream, but feared “Would anyone come?” When registration day came, the line to sign-up began at 4:30 a.m., extending outside into a cold March day with all spaces filling within 30 minutes. From this small beginning, Hand-in-Hand has developed year round programs such as childcare, after-school, fitness, art and countless other activities.
Please join us to celebrate our 10th anniversary and our very special children! Call 332-8010 for more details.

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