Washington Elementary PTO is hosting the second annual Chili/Soup Cookoff and silent auction from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27.

Washington Elementary PTO is raising money to support the students, teachers and staff at Washington Elementary School for the 2019-2020 school year.

Washington PTO is seeking contestants in the soup/chili cookoff. Interested parties should call the main office at Washington at 252-0468 to register. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place, as well as a popular vote. Parties interested in registering their chili or soup as part of the cookoff need to register by Sept. 20.

Tickets to attend the event are available for purchase for $5 for individuals and $20 for families of four or more. Tickets are available in advance by purchasing them from students at Washington Elementary, a member of the PTO or from the school office.

All chili/soup must be prepared at home and brought to school in a crockpot. Each participant must produce a minimum of one large crockpot or roaster of the chili/soup of his or her choice – a minimum of two gallons of soup or chili.

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Each participant must supply all toppings and sides that go with the participant's dish. The PTO will supply serving utensils.

All chili/soup entries must be brought to school and tables decorated (if applicable) by 4:30 p.m. Each participant will serve a sample of his or her chili in the provided cup provided by Washington PTO.

The PTO is also seeking donations for the silent auction. Contact the main office to make a donation to the event.

More information including the flyer and rules can be found on the school’s website: