MONROE – The First Annual Chili-Bowl features chili, beer and football to benefit Monroe Boys and Girls Club, East County Senior Center, Sky Valley
Food Bank and the Monroe Chamber of Commerce. Tuesday, January 31st from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the East County Senior Center gives Monroe residents
a chance to eat local, drink local and play local all for a good cause! This free event, presented by Monroe Chamber, Sky Valley Food Bank, East
County Senior Center and the Boys and Girls Club of Monroe, promises tasty chili as local businesses face-off for chili bragging rights and one
of 6 amazing trophies. Which were made by our very own trophy making master, Jeff Rasmussen from the Boys and Girls Club of Monroe! Everyone is
invited to sample the chili entries and vote for their favorites. Votes cost $1 or 1 can of food per vote. Help your favorite business win by casting
votes for their chili!! Businesses will be “bribing” tasters with more than just their amazing chili. They will do almost anything to win your
vote! So come prepared to have a good time and feel the heat. An “Official Judge’s Panel” and community “tasters” will decide which chili competitors
deserve the Most Original Chili, People’s Choice Chili, Best Meatless Chili and Hottest Chili trophies! So grab your friends, neighbors and family
and head on down to the East County Senior Center on Tuesday, January 31st for the ultimate chili smack down! Bring cash for votes, drinks, corn
bread and Chili-Bowl Survival Kits. The Beer Garden will be open from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. For a complete list of competitors, judges, sponsors
and event information, visit, or follow @choosemonroe on Facebook.