3rd Annual Battle of the Badges – 911 Chili Cook-Off

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 19, 2020 / comments

[New Morning Youth & Family Services presents]

On our 50th year of service to El Dorado County, New Morning Youth & Family Services is excited to announce the biggest chili cook-off fundraiser and community assembly of the year, the 3rd annual “Battle of the Badges - 911 Chili Cook-Off” at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds in the Forni Building on February 22, 2020, from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. 

 This impressive event will include over 20 of our county’s first responder agencies, government agencies and veterans competing for the BEST chili in the county including; firefighters, police, CHP, probation, veterans, District Attorney, and many others. 

 Over 2000 guests will taste-test and help choose the "People’s Choice Award" and “Best Booth”. Guests will also enjoy delicious local beer and local wines, visit local business booths, enjoy live entertainment, kids’ activities and one of the best DJs in town, A&A Music Events. The event is hosted by KCRA’s Ty Steele. Our celebrity judges are; El Dorado County Auditor/Controller Joe Harn, KFBK Radio Personality, John McGuinness, Chef/Owner at Culinerdy Kitchen Keith Breedlove, Aji Japanese Restaurant Owner/Chef Russell Okubo, Old Town Grill Owner/Chef John Sanders, El Dorado County Superior Court Judge Dylan Sullivan, KCRA Meteorologist, Linh Truong, dudeoir model Joshua Varozza, and Retired El Dorado Hills Fire Chief, Dave Roberts will choose the winners of the cook-off and award the “Best Culinarian in El Dorado County” trophy. 

For tickets or information on becoming a sponsor or vendor, go to BOB-911.eventbrite.com or contact laurie@newmorningyfs.org or 530-344-4853.  

Tickets are $25 and kids 12 and under free. Tickets will be available at the door. “LIKE” us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/battleofthebadges911cookoff/) and Instagram @BattleoftheBadges911.

 **For 50 years, New Morning has provided a safety net of services to youth and their families in El Dorado County. These services include the 24-hour Emergency Youth Shelter (the only one in El Dorado County) for homeless, runaway and in-crisis youth; professional counseling services to children age birth to 18, supporting children and youth who are victims of abuse, struggling with alcohol and drug issues, experiencing trauma, and facing school failure; providing parent education; assisting youth who are aging out of foster care; and, providing Latino Outreach services to our Latino neighbors to help them become fully productive members of our community.