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Burnet County GOP chili cook-off raises money for high school scholarships

Burnet County Republican Women club members Darlene Hargett (left) and Kay Boka

Showing off a framed Texas flag destined for the live auction at the Burnet County GOP Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Feb. 12, are Burnet County Republican Women club members Darlene Hargett (left) and Kay Boka. Courtesy photo

It’s an even-numbered year, so it’s time for the biennial chili cook-off hosted by the Burnet County Republican Women and the Burnet County Republican Club. The event is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Freedom Flyers hangar, 3202 S. Water St. in Burnet. 

The women’s club raises money at the cook-off for its scholarship fund, offering a $1,000 scholarship to a senior graduating from Burnet High School, Marble Falls High School, and Faith Academy of Marble Falls. The scholarships are given annually and can be used at either a college or technical school.

The cook-off features live and silent auctions as well special guest Dr. Robin Armstrong, a Texas Republican National Committee member. Live music will be provided by Triple Bogey. 

Tickets can be purchased online and are $20 for general admission and $10 for children. 

Sponsorships are available for $100 (jalapeño peppers), $250 (poblano peppers), and $500 (ghost peppers). 

The deadline to apply for the 2022 scholarships is March 1. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, complete their school’s scholarship application, and submit an essay answering a question concerning the Republican Party platform. Burnet and Faith students should turn in applications and essays to their school counselors; Marble Falls students to the Marble Falls Education Foundation. 

Donations are always welcome to supplement chili cook-off scholarship funds. To make a donation, mail a check to BCRW Treasurer Dottie Stueckroth, P.O. Box 723, Marble Falls, TX 78654. Make checks payable to Burnet County Republican Women. moderates all comments. Comments with profanity, violent or discriminatory language, defamatory statements, or threats will not be allowed. The opinions and views expressed here are those of the person commenting and do not necessarily reflect the official position of or Victory Media Marketing.

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