Quitman Pilot Club plans annual chili cookoff


The annual Quitman Pilot Club’s Chili Cook-Off will be Friday, Jan. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at the Carroll Green Civic Center in Quitman.

Well-known for a fun time in support of a good cause, there’s always some tasty chili served. It’s also an extra spicy good time as the booth contestants vie for booth décor trophies as well as chili trophies.

The entry fee for cooks is $25, along with a $25 gift card or $50 without a gift card. Gift cards will be used to build high-dollar raffle buckets that will be drawn the night of the event. For the chili entry forms, sponsorship forms and to learn more, visit the Quitman Pilot Club website at: https://quitmanpilot.org/

Dale “The C” Cummings will keep the crowd entertained and energized with his musical talents. There will also be a lively dessert auction as well as baked goods for purchase.

Tickets to attend and eat your fill of chili are $10 for adults and $5 for those 12 and under. They will be available in advance from any Quitman Pilot and also sold at the door. Patrons can also email through the club’s website to arrange for tickets.

Chairwoman Paige Eaton said, “All of the locals look forward to this event every year because it’s filled with laughter, camaraderie and old fashioned competition. Better yet, it raises funds for the many projects and charitable works we deliver back to our communities. The outlandish costumes and decorations, the delicious chili and the friendships make this the perfect event. It’s an inexpensive and fun night out while supporting a good cause. We hope to see you there!” 

All funds raised support the non-profit, all-volunteer Quitman Pilot Club’s mission of providing education for the prevention of traumatic brain injury and offering services to those suffering from brain-related disorders, such as Alzheimer’s, stroke and autism. Projects include bicycle safety, Project LifeSaver, scholarships and sponsorship of Special Olympics and many other projects that contribute to the health, safety and quality of life for community members.