Bragging rights are on the line as more than 20 elected Republican officials cook bowls of chili during the eighth annual Burnet County GOP Chili Cook-off on February 15.
The funds from the event, which also includes a community pie bake-off, support scholarships for students at Marble Falls High School, Burnet High School, and Faith Academy of Marble Falls.
The cook-off is drawing county and state officials, including U.S. Rep. Roger Williams and Chief Justice Jeff Rose of the Texas Third Court of Appeals.
The Burnet County Republican Party, Burnet County Republican Club, and Burnet County Republican Women are sponsoring the event, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, February 15, at the Burnet County Fairgrounds, 1301 Houston Clinton Drive in Burnet.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. The public gets the chance to vote on the best chili.
The Community Pie Bake-off is open to everyone of all ages. An entry consists of two pies. The cost is $10 per entry with an unlimited number of entries. If you enter the pie contest, you get free admission into the event.
State Rep. Terry Wilson is one of the pie judges.
Along with locally elected officials and Wilson, Rose, and Williams, other GOP officials turning out for the event include Cassie Daniel from the Governor’s Appointment Office and state Sen. Dawn Buckingham.
It’s an opportunity to meet candidates running for GOP nominations in the March 3 primaries. Early voting for the joint Texas primaries begins Tuesday, February 18.
Algerita Hill, a local family band, will perform during the event, and there will be a scholarship auction.
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