Chili cook-off helps raise scholarship funds
LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Local chili makers came together Saturday for a chili cook-off at Diamondback Harley-Davidson to support of their scholarship program.
The event raises money for a scholarship that one graduating high school student will receive in August.
Six local volunteers brought homemade chili for participants to try with a $5 ticket purchase.
Attendees sampled the different chilis submitted, and voted on two winners who received an engraved cutting board.
Harley Owner’s Group’s activity officer, Cliff Walley, said this is a special scholarship, and it’s fulfilling to have the community’s support.
“The unique the thing about the scholarship is that the scholarship can be applied to a vocational school rather than just a college or university,” Walley said. “This year has been amazing because the community really came together and showed their support.”
One lucky third-place winner was also chosen by a raffle drawing. They were awarded half of the money raised from ticket sales.
Guests were also treated with live entertainment from the band OK Outlaws.
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