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CASA Chili Cook-off

Plumas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) program will hold a Chili Cook-off at the Elks Lodge in East Quincy from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8, and is seeking people to enter the chili cook-off contest.

There is no cost to enter and the winning chili contestant will take home $100 cash!

Participants should bring a large crockpot (4 quarts or larger) of their best chili.  Unusual varieties of chili are encouraged. The winner will be decided by ballot of those attending.

To enter the chili contest, notify Plumas CASA before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 283-2227 or [email protected].

The public is invited to attend the Chili Cook-off and enjoy the festivities. Admission is $10 for adults; $5 for kids age 8-plus, seniors and veterans (with ID); and kids age 7 and under are free. There will be a $25 maximum per family (2 adults with children under 18).

Admission includes Chili Cook-off tasting, a potato bar with a variety of toppings, dessert, and lemonade or water. The Elks Lodge bar will serve alcoholic drinks for an additional charge.

Back by popular demand, Diva and the Devils (Amy Bennett’s band) will perform.  There will be games for the kids, such as cornhole, ring toss, soft darts, and crafts. A face painter will also be available.

Adults are encouraged to participate in the silent auction bidding. There will be an assortment of silent auction items, including paintings and other wall art, a cowboy lasso and hat, a gift certificate from Wilburn Construction for a yard of materials, massage certificates, local dining certificates and more. Local businesses are invited and encouraged to donate additional items for the silent auction. Please contact Plumas CASA at 283-2227 or [email protected] if you would like to help).

Attendees can also try their luck on winning a bounteous drawing basket of locally made items for $1 per ticket or $5 for six tickets. Winners do not need to be present to win.

All proceeds will go to Plumas CASA to support children who have entered the foster care system due to neglect or abuse. CASA volunteers work closely with individual children and all the people involved in that child’s life.

Volunteers must pass various background checks and go through extensive training. The volunteers advocate for services for the child and family and make recommendations to the court as to what is in the best interests of the child long-term.

CASA volunteers help “change a child’s story” for the better. Plumas CASA is a program of Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center.

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