Published on: February 15, 2013In their quest to give back, Lone Star College-Kingwood students, faculty and staff will host a Chili Cook-Off fundraiser for the Montgomery County United Way (MCUW) on Tuesday, March 5.
The proceeds will help MCUW fund non-profit organizations in the community that prevent and treat drug and alcohol abuse, reduce poverty, cope with challenges, and respond to crisis. This year’s event will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. behind the college’s Performing Arts Center.
“Hosting the Chili Cook-Off is a great way for our community and students to enjoy some good old-fashioned Texan tradition while assisting those in need through the Montgomery County United Way,” said Tracie Ring, Office of Student Life program manager.
The Chili Cook-Off theme was chosen because the event is being held during the rodeo season. Including the cook-off, the crowd will have a chance to ride a mechanical bull, participate in the Mr. and Ms. Lone Star pageant, donate and bid on items in the silent auction, play games and purchase event T-shirts. The pageant audition, open to LSC-Kingwood students, is on Friday, Feb. 22 at 12:30 p.m. on the Student-Conference Center patio. During the festivities, the Nolan Picks Band will perform.
“We hope to see a great turn-out and look forward to raffling off some really neat items,” Ring said.
Admission to the Chili Cook-Off is free and the community is invited to attend. To donate items for the silent auction or raffle or for more information, contact Tracie Ring at Tracie.L.Ring@LoneStar.edu.
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