Hey! Want to be on a Chili Team?

The Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group (CDG), a Main Street Iowa organization, today announced that the 12th Annual Mount Vernon-Lisbon Chili Cook-off  will take place Saturday, Oct. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m., in Uptown Mount Vernon.

The chili cook-off contest is open to the public. The event features 25 four-person teams vying cash prizes. The cooking will take place from noon to 4 p.m., with the public invited to the tasting portion of the event from 4 to 7 p.m. Biodegradable sample chili cups are available for $1 each, or a 25-sample punch card for $20. Beer, soda and other beverages are available for purchase. Admission to the event is free.

Chili Teams are still needed.  An application is available here: