COARSEGOLD — Ladies and gentlemen, get your beans in order. It’s time for the Gold Country Chili Cook-Off, sponsored by the local Soroptimist service club, dedicated to helping women and girls in the immediate area and around the world. The sweet and spicy event takes place on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Coarsegold Community Center, from 5 to 9 p.m.
A $20 donation to the cause buys one soda, one raffle ticket, delicious chili samples, mouth-watering cornbread, toppings galore, and dessert. Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase, and guests will have a great time tasting chili while listening to live music and supporting the effort of the service club.
Tickets are available from any Soroptimist member. The event Chairperson is Michele Shockley. For more information on the Soroptimist activities in the mountain area, visit the organization’s page on Facebook.
The Coarsegold Community Center is located at 35540 CA-41, Coarsegold, CA 93614.
Sponsors include Sierra Tel and Yosemite Brokerage.
Soroptimist International of The Sierras is a local service club and part of Soroptimist International of the Americas (Soroptimist.org). Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
Its major program — Live Your Dream Awards — provides cash grants for women seeking to improve their lives with the help of additional education and training. Since 1972, the award winning program has disbursed more than $25 million to tens of thousands of women, helping them to achieve their educational goals.
Soroptimist, a 501(c)(3) organization that relies on charitable donations to support its programs, also powers LiveYourDream.org – an online community offering volunteer opportunities in support of women and girls.