Webber Township to host chili cook-off

Proceeds to help family who lost home in fire

Webber Township is participating in the Lake County Sesquicentennial celebration by hosting a chili cook-off. (Star photo/Shanna Avery) 

Webber Township is participating in the Lake County Sesquicentennial celebration by hosting a chili cook-off. (Star photo/Shanna Avery) 

Star photo/Shanna Avery

WEBBER TWP. - As part of the Lake County Sesquicentennial celebration and as cooler weather sets in, Webber Township will host a chili cook-off from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at Webber Township Hall, 2011 W. Springtime Street, Baldwin.

“This will be a charity benefit to help one of our own firefighter’s family that has suffered a loss from a house fire,” Webber Township Supervisor Ernie Wogatzke said.

For those who would like to put their chili recipe to the test, registration will be available on the township website, webbertownship.org through Sept. 27, and late registration will be at the door.

In addition to enjoying and voting on favorite samples of chili, there also will be a bon- fire and smoke house exhibit sponsored by the Webber Township Fire Department.

“With all the hate in the world, hopefully this will be an icebreaker to bring the community back together and to help one of our own firefighter’s family who’ve been with the fire department a long time. All proceeds go to help put them back on their feet. Come and enjoy a night out with the family,” Wogatzke said.