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Alameda Kiwanis To Hold 22nd Annual Chili Cookoff

The Kiwanis Club of Alameda is excited to announce the return its annual fundraiser, the Chili Cookoff, on Saturday, January 27. The popular event, which started in 1999, was last held in 2019, before the pandemic forced in-person events to temporarily shut down, especially those that involved food, drink, and entertainment in large groups.

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Now back in full force, the 22nd occurrence of the popular Chili Cookoff will take place at the Al DeWitt Officers Club, 641 West Redline Ave., on Alameda Point. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with chili tasting and voting from 6 to 7 p.m., and dinner after the voting.

All proceeds from the event go directly to Alameda nonprofits, such as the Alameda Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, the Midway Shelter for Women and Children, and Boys & Girls Club.

Enjoy chili tastings, a silent auction, a full meat barbecue dinner and sides by Back Forty Texas BBQ, music and dancing, and a live auction/raffle for high-ticket items.

Admission/dinner is $90 for adults, $20 for children 4-12. Beer and wine are sold separately during the event. Major sponsors include Poppy Bank, Black Stallion Estate Winery, Edward Jones by Dominic McKenna, Faction Brewing, Poppy Bank, and Becky Cusack/ Eastside West.

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To purchase tickets, call 510-764-1472, email [email protected], or buy online. All proceeds will be distributed to Alameda non-profit organizations serving children, youth and families.

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