6th annual Chili & Chowder Cook off to benefit MDA

Feb 17, 2017

Rockland — For the sixth year, amateurs and professionals are invited to compete with their best chili and chowders Sunday, Feb. 19, in an event to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The event is being organized by the Rockland Professional Firefighters Local 1584 chapter of the International Association of Fire Fighters and hosted at Trackside Station, 4 Union St., Rockland. So far, these events have raised $11,500 for MDA.

The public is invited to taste, enjoy and judge the entries from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, during the event at Trackside. Winners will be chosen in the professional category, featuring local restaurants, as well as in the individual category. Anyone interested in entering a chili and/or chowder for consideration should contact Carl Anderson at 831-9323 or via email at canderson@ci.rockland.me.us.

Along with tasty chili and chowder there also will be a 50/50 raffle and local 1584 T-shirts on sale. Admission for folks interested in attending the benefit is $10 at the door with proceeds going to the MDA. A ballot is included with admission to choose the best chili and best chowder.

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.

For information, contact Carl Anderson at 831-9323 or via email at canderson@ci.rockland.me.us. For updates leading up to the event visit Trackside Station on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tracksidestation.

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