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Warm Up With St. James Charitable Chili & Chowder Cookoff

Tickets on sale for 6th annual event.

A previous year's Chili & Chowder Cookoff fundraiser held by St. James Men of Charity. File photo
A previous year's Chili & Chowder Cookoff fundraiser held by St. James Men of Charity. File photo

Tickets now are on sale for the sixth annual Chili & Chowder Cookoff being organized as a fundraiser by St. James Men of Charity in Basking Ridge.

The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the St. James School gymnasium, 200 S. Finley Ave., Basking Ridge. Tickets are $40 apiece, and babysitting is available.

Proceeds from the annual event, which each year offers samples of different types of chilis and chowders, go to benefit acts of kindness and service inside and outside of the parish community, according to the church-based organization.

Dozens of local cooks and restaurants expected to offer their chilis and chowders 

About 24 to 30 local cooks and restaraunts are expected to participate this year, said organizer Paul Mattiola.

Attendees, adults only, will have a chance to taste many varieties of chili and chowder, and to vote on their favorites. 

Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available. A tricky tray is also planned. The admission price includes all food and drink.

For tickets, contact the parish office at 908-766-0888, or Paul Mattiola at 908-419-0850 or at pmattiola@yahoo.com.

Babysitting will be offered onsite for an additional $20 per family. To sign up for babysitting, RSVP to Manning or Julie Lee at manninglee@optonline.net.

Tickets can be purchased for cash or checks made payable to Saint James Men of Charity

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