Chili Cook Off Youth Ministry Fundraiser

Sunday, February 5 at 5:00pm
Tickets are on sale Wednesday Nights during dinner and Weekdays in the Church office. Advance Tickets are $12 per Adult and $6 per children (5-5th Grade). Tickets at the door will be $15 per Adult/ $6 per children. Children 4 and under are free. All proceeds benefit the Youth Department

Thank you for attending this year’s Chili Cookoff! We’re excited about enjoying a fun night together as a community of faith while supporting our student ministry here at First Baptist Church of Augusta! Before you arrive, we want to provide you with information about the evening that will help make the night run as smoothly as possible. When the event begins at 5:00pm, we’ll enjoy a little organized chaos and have a great time together!

When you arrive, you are free to grab some chili tastings, explore and bid on silent auction items, or simply socialize around the table. In addition to the chili tastings, we’ll also have an in-house chili and hotdogs provided by our kitchen staff along with various side items. Dinner will be served throughout the evening so feel free to eat whenever you’d like. We will close voting for our chili contest at 6:30pm so be sure to get those votes submitted by that time! Below is the tentative schedule for the evening:

5:00pm – Event begins
5:30pm – Youth Choir sings
5:45pm – Silent Auction Tier 1 ends
5:50pm – Live Cake Auction (first 5 cakes)
6:25pm – Silent Auction Tier 2 ends
6:30pm – Live Cake Auction (second 5 cakes)
6:50pm – Silent Auction Tier 3 ends
6:55pm – Live Cake Auction (third 5 cakes)
7:15pm – Chili Awards/Closing words

Silent Auction
We will have 3 tiers of silent auction items. Bidding for items in all 3 tiers begins at 5:00pm, but each tier will end at a different time. A 5-minute warning will be announced prior to each tier closing. Below is the schedule for the silent auction tiers:
5:00-5:45pm – Tier 1
5:00-6:25pm – Tier 2
5:00-6:50pm – Tier 3

Chili Cookoff
We will have an assortment of homemade chilis that will be available for dinner/tasting. We will be giving out a few different awards for the chilis, and people are invited to vote by placing tickets in the containers assigned to each chili. Votes will be counted, and winners will be announced at the conclusion of the event.

Live Cake Auction
We will be auctioning off 15 cakes in a live auction format. We will break this up by auctioning off 5 cakes at a time. We will auction off the first 5 cakes at 5:50pm, the second 5 cakes at 6:30pm, and the third 5 cakes at 6:55pm. If we have additional cakes, they will be available as silent auction items.

Payment Info
We’ll accept cash or check as forms of payment for both our silent auction items and our live auction cakes.