Up to 40 cooks will roll up their sleeves and face off for a “Chili Cook-Off” from noon-2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 at The Waters Church in Sartell.
A panel of judges will taste and then choose the “best” chili recipe from among the competitors’ entries. The winner will receive a $50 gift card and a golden ladle.
Everyone is welcome to attend the free event; people need not be a member of the congregation.
The Sunday cook-off is just one activity for a two-day grand opening at The Waters. On Saturday, Sept. 28, there will be a church service at 5 p.m.; Sunday services are at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with Sunday festivities following right after that service. The activities will include inflatable games for children by Party Time Inflatables, a telecast of the Vikings game on The Waters’ new 40-foot-wide TV screen and food catered by Vickey’s Barbecue Pit of St. Cloud.
Visitors will be able to see the church’s new sanctuary and 600-seat-capacity auditorium.
There are separate church services just for children, as well as a fully staffed nursery and preschool care area for children.
The Waters Church is located at 1227 Pinecone Road N.