Weekly Update – 1/7/19

MBC Newsletter

This week’s update will focus on the upcoming Colombia Chili Cook-Off this Saturday, January 11th from 4-7pm! The following people have already registered:

  • Elizabeth “Tastiest Chili This Side of 287” Todd
  • Mary and Bill Curry (aka. The Bonnie and Clyde of Chili)
  • Andy “BESTWA to Make Chili” Perkins
  • Doug “Packin’ the Heat” Roberts
  • Stephanie “There’s No Chill in This Children’s Worker’s Chili” Vest
  • Gary “Puttin’ the Spurs of Spice in That There Chili” Spurlock
  • Former champion and MBC Chili Master, CL Smith
  • Otto “Don’t Count Him Out Just Cuz’ He’s a Young ‘Un” Weldy
  • “The Newcomer” Tabatha Bourgeois

However, we heard this may not be a complete list because some of you tried to register in Realm, but were unsuccessful.  If your name is not on this list and you want to enter your chili, email Cathy Spurlock (click here) ASAP so we can make sure to reserve a spot for you at the judging table.  Emailing Cathy will get you registered, and we will bestow a cool nickname on you for the competition!


  • 4-4:30pm           Entrants arrive with chili and serving utensils in hand
  • 4:45pm              Judging begins
  • 5pm                   Feasting for the rest of us
  • 5:30pm              “Cooling of the Tongues” aka. Jeff Thompson shares the vision for Colombia
  • 6pm                    Live auction.  Items include an
  • Apple TV and a brand new Keurig coffeemaker!                                          

Finally, if you would like to help, but you can’t take the heat, Cathy still needs items for the live auction.  Contact her if you or your business would like to donate an item. You can also bring a dessert to share for the dessert table.

Excited to be a part of the show! 

Heather “I’m From Wisconsin and the Hottest Thing I Know is Melted Cheese, So I’m Bringing Brownies” Hogue