Columbian High School's Key Club and Kiwanis Club are sponsoring their annual chili cook-off 5-6:45 p.m. Jan. 11 in Tiffin Middle School's cafetorium.
The menu consists of chili samples from 12 community organizations or businesses, plus salad, dinner rolls, dessert and beverage.
Donations are $5 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Children under 2 are free.
The teams competing for the top prizes include Carmie's Grill and Bar, Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club, Mercy Tiffin Hospital, Tiffin University's food service, Seneca County Commissioner Dave Sauber, Heidelberg University's food service, GW's Fine Foods & Spirits, Seneca County Agency Transportation, Elmwood Assisted Living at The Shawhan, Surf & Turf and More, and Family of Faith LCMC.
A panel of celebrity judges - Lisa Black, food service instructor at Sentinel Career and Technology Center; David Moon, Tiffin City Schools food service; and James Osborne, community leader- is to sample each of the entries from the community to determine the overall winner.
There also is to be a People's Choice Award. The winners are to be announced during "Community in Jeopardy," which starts at 7 p.m.
The parent/teacher team includes Dale Depew, Leonard Donaldson, Annette Gardner, John Fittro, Kevin Roush, Paula Pauly, Chip Weingart and Chris Monsour. The student team is comprised of Alicia Goshe, Falicia Klepatz, Nathan Armstrong, Sam Howard, Claire Hall, Cole Fittro, Molly Depew and Doug Fox.
The emcees for the evening are Dawn Iannantuono, Tiffin City Board of Education member, and Scott Urban, director of instruction and personnel. The judges are Superintendent Don Coletta, Robert Huntington, president of Heidelberg, and student Jenny Guzowski.
The snow date is Jan. 18.