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Creating Brighter Futures: Children’s Learning Center Hosts 7th Annual Chili Cook Off in Hobe Sound
January 25, 2024 – Hobe Sound Early Learning Center successfully hosted its 7th Annual Chili Cook Off on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at the Hobe Sound Early Learning Center. This widely anticipated event brought together over 300 enthusiastic community members in support of early childhood education.
Hobe Sound Early Learning Center, dedicated to providing year-round programming with a focus on social and emotional skills, language development, and reading skills, allocates 100% of the funds raised from the Chili Cook Off to support their exceptional teachers and educational initiatives. The community’s commitment ensures the building of strong foundations for a brighter future for the children in the Hobe Sound area.
This year’s Chili Cook Off saw participation from 28 talented chefs who competed in various categories, making it a sanctioned CASI (Chili Appreciation Society International) event. Some of the participants included: Entrepreneur’s Edge marketing firm, the Boys & Girls Club of Martin County and Tacos & More food truck.
Attendees had the opportunity to taste and judge a wide array of chili recipes, each unique in its flavor and presentation. But the event was not just about chili; it was a family-friendly affair. A dedicated kids’ zone provided activities to keep the little ones entertained throughout the day. Attendees also enjoyed refreshing drinks served by the Bonner Mobile Bar and indulged in sweet treats from the Legendairy Treats Ice Cream truck.
The Martin County Fire Department took charge of the grill, serving up delicious hotdogs to complement the chili offerings. The atmosphere was further enhanced by the lively tunes of the Jupiter Narrows Band, creating a festive ambiance for all to enjoy.
The Hobe Sound Learning Center extends its sincere gratitude to the chefs, sponsors, volunteers, and the entire community for making the 7th Annual Chili Cook Off a tremendous success. The funds raised will go a long way in supporting the invaluable early learning programs provided by the center.
Article By: Debbie Oster, Co-founder & CMO of Entrepreneur’s Edge