The Granville Inn announced today that its thirteenth annual charity Chili Cook-off will be held on Saturday, October 27 on the front lawns of the Inn, and unveiled the event’s new modern logo. Granville Rotary has once again partnered with the Inn to conduct the Chili Cook-Off to raise funds and awareness of local Rotary programs, including five college scholarships, High School Ethics and Leadership Conference, Middle and HS Students of the Month, inbound and outbound exchange students, Biz Town for GIS 5th graders, and support for the Food Pantry Network of Licking County, local Adult and Children’s Literacy, Granville Rec District Concerts on the Green, Community Shred-It Days/Boo Drives and Red Cross Community Blood Drives.
Granville Rotary 2018-19 President Chuck Peterson will soon announce a new community legacy project for the future. Recent Community Legacy Projects include the Bicentennial Clock at Granville Village Hall, seed funding for the Frazier-Sargent Rotary Softball Complex at Raccoon Valley Park and most recently the Rotary Bridge connecting the Evans bike path to Raccoon Valley Park.
Chili cooks will fire up their stoves at 7:30 am. Music and the Granville Rec District Fall Harvest Festival will begin at 10 am with judging to be held at 12:30 pm and the awards ceremony at 1:00 pm.
Sean Mulryan, General Manager of the Inn, commented, “At this time of the year we start getting calls about the upcoming Chili Cook-off; over 500 people have attended in prior years and we raised over $3,000 for local Rotary projects last year, and hope to raise even more this year.”
The Granville Rec Fall Harvest Festival, always a family favorite, returns again this year. Activities for every age will include pumpkin decorating, apple-bobbing, face-painting, cornhole games and other family-friendly activities.
“The Chili Cook-Off has raised over $55,000 since it was launched in 2004, with all funds raised reinvested in community programs. We are excited that the Inn has chosen to again partner with Granville Rotary to continue this great community event.” said Andy Smutylo, Granville Rotary Fundraising Chair.