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Posted January 09, 2013 in Community Web Exclusives, Web Exclusives, West Des Moines

The 3rd Annual Roasting Cancer Chili Cook-Off benefiting The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will be held on Friday, January 25, 2013, at Des Moines Golf and Country Club from 5:00-9:00 pm.  Local chefs, restaurants, and amateurs will join the competition in categories accordingly. There will also be a cornbread contest and a silent auction. Chili entry is $40, cornbread $10, both for $45.

Event will be sponsored by Doll Distributing and features special guest Willie Farrell as MC.   Other sponsors include Robert’s Dairy, and Bob’s Trophy’s.   Live music to be provided by Larry Berenguel and guest guitarist Ras Badjao.

Contest judges comprised of local TV anchors and VIPs.  Included are Rachel Pierce, Chris Diebel, Sonya Heitshusen, Colleen Kelly, Andy Fales, Heather Burnside, Bill Stowe, Teresa Adams-Tonka, Erin Kiernan, Dave Price, Emily Price, and Bryce Miller.

A $20 admission fee will be collected at the door (or $15 in advance available for purchase at provides tastings of chili, cornbread, beers and ice cream.

Professionals committed to the cook-off are Big City Burgers/Dos Rios, Gateway Market, Occasions Made Right (Maid-Rite Catering) – all trophy winners 2012, Tally’s, Woody’s, Greenbrier, Des Moines Golf and Country Club’s Terry Boston, Raccoon River Brewery and Sam and Gabe’s.

Many Amateurs are also committed including previous winners Marjory Roth, Kyle Barton, Jim Peterson, Diane Pratt and Kevin Moreland.  Other competitors include Ed Claussen, Rose Yacavona,  Jim Roth, Dave Anderson and Jake Kuperman.

Your participation in the silent auction either by donations or by bidding on the merchandise would be greatly appreciated!

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