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Chili Cookoff to Benefit Military Families; Community Entries Welcomed

The Kappa Sigma fraternity (Kappa Theta chapter) will hold its second annual chili cookoff February 25, 2012, in the Hadley Union Building’s Ohio Room to benefit a program that serves American military families.

The event is from noon to 4:00 p.m., with judging beginning at 1:00 p.m. Members of the community can attend for a $5 donation ($3 for students with I-Card).

Individuals, groups, and businesses are eligible to enter chili into the competition for a $20 fee.

To register, contact Kappa Sigma’s Tyler Kelly at 724-600-9354 or t.p.kelly@iup.edu. Registration deadline is February 23.

Mayor George Hood and Indiana Borough Manager Jeff Raykes are among this year’s judges.

All proceeds from the event go to the Fisher House program, which offers housing to families with military members hospitalized at major military or Veterans Affairs facilities. More information is available on the Fisher House website.

During its inaugural year, the chili cookoff raised more than $300 for the charity. The goal for 2012 is $1,000.

IUP’s chapter of Kappa Sigma, chartered in 2007, has raised more than $5,000 for charitable causes. It was selected for the national Founder’s Award for Chapter Excellence, the highest recognition offered by the national fraternity.

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