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The 13th Annual Chilirhea Charity Cook-off is set for Saturday, March 10, 2018 from noon to 5:00 p.m. at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Fayetteville, AR.
Started in 2004 as an opportunity to reunite with old college friends, the first chili cook-off, dubbed "Chilirhea, 11 was held in the backyard of a Fayetteville home. With approximately 15 people in attendance, the event was deemed a success, and the annual event was born.
Just 5 years later, amid a snow and ice storm, the event had grown to 15 teams participating with over 125 people gathered on the lawn. Despite the weather conditions of 2009, the Chilirhea Cook-off was a popular event and it was clear the group was onto something.
By 2010, the popularity of Chili rhea had grown substantially, and the group felt the time was right to give back. Various members of the founding Chilirhea group had family members who had been affected by Alzheimer's, so the decision was made that the proceeds of the Chilirhea Cook-off would benefit three Arkansas beneficiaries - Alzheimer's Arkansas, the Broyles Foundation and the UAMS Reynolds Institute on Aging.
The Chilirhea Cook-off has grown from its grassroots beginnings to become a premier event in the area. This past year, the organization raised over $100,000 bringing its overall total to over $350,000 raised for Alzheimer's.
1 hour before each shift ends or when space runs out.
All volunteers must be on time and stay for the duration of their shift(s). ABSOLUTELY NO ALCOHOL.
Morning volunteers and setup crew will have donuts and coffee, day volunteers will have snacks and beverages. Day-of Volunteers can enjoy chili after the event starts and the judging has ended. All volunteers get a free Chilirhea Volunteer t-shirt!
Follow parking attendant directions to appropriate volunteer parking.
44 Positions Filled | 45 Impacts | 140 Hours
1 - 17 of 17 Shifts
|Shift||Start Time||End Time||Description||Registrants Needed|
|Chili Runner||12:00pm (CT)||2:00pm (CT)||Run chili back and forth from cooks tables to judges table.||5/5||Over|
|Event Parking||10:00am (CT)||2:00pm (CT)||Park cars and coordinate traffic in and out of the event. Weather appropriate clothing required.||2/20||Over|
|ID Attendant||11:30am (CT)||2:00pm (CT)||MUST BE 21 to do this*** Take Coupons for drinking, Check I.D.'s, ******VERY IMPORTANT******* (NO...||3/4||Over|
|ID Attendant||2:00pm (CT)||5:00pm (CT)||MUST BE 21 to do this*** Take Coupons for drinking, Check I.D.'s, ******VERY IMPORTANT******* (NO...||1/2||Over|
|KidZone Helper||1:00pm (CT)||4:00pm (CT)||work in Kid Zone helping with games, activities, popcorn, etc.||4/5||Over|
|Morning Shift||8:00am (CT)||11:30am (CT)||Help board members watch over the cooks in the morning while they prepare chili; control...||4/4||Over|
|Photobooth||1:00pm (CT)||4:00pm (CT)||Help guests take crazy fun pictures of the event and encourage social media branding.||2/2||Over|
|Promotional Table||11:30am (CT)||2:00pm (CT)||Sell Chlirhea merchandise, People's Choice Tokens, etc||1/1||Over|
|Promotional Table||2:00pm (CT)||5:00pm (CT)||Sell Chlirhea merchandise, People's Choice Tokens, etc||0/1||Over|
|Registration/Check-In||11:30am (CT)||2:00pm (CT)||Process Credit Cards with smartphone, Collect Pre-purchased tickets, Collect Cash & Checks for Tickets, Give...||4/4||Over|
|Registration/Check-In||2:00pm (CT)||5:00pm (CT)||Process Credit Cards with smartphone, Collect Pre-purchased tickets, Collect Cash & Checks for Tickets, Give...||2/2||Over|
|Silent Auction||11:30am (CT)||2:00pm (CT)||Keep CLOSE eye on Auction items, Hype up items, WORK THE CROWD and generate enthusiasm.||3/8||Over|
|Silent Auction||2:00pm (CT)||5:00pm (CT)||Keep CLOSE eye on Auction items, Hype up items, WORK THE CROWD and generate enthusiasm.||2/4||Over|
|Trash/Keg Runners||11:30am (CT)||2:00pm (CT)||Empty trash cans, Put new bags in, Pick up around trash cans.||3/4||Over|
|Trash/Keg Runners||2:00pm (CT)||5:00pm (CT)||Empty trash cans, Put new bags in, Pick up around trash cans||4/4||Over|
|Wine Pull||11:30am (CT)||2:00pm (CT)||Collect money for bottles of Wine, Write name on sheet by # of bottle purchased,...||2/2||Over|
|Wine Pull||2:00pm (CT)||5:00pm (CT)||Collect money for bottles of Wine, Write name on sheet by # of bottle purchased,...||2/2||Over|