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Baltimore Station chili cook-off raises $62K for homeless veterans

The Baltimore Station, a residential treatment program supporting veterans and others transitioning from homelessness and addiction, raised a record $62,495 at the third annual Stars, Stripes and Chow Chili Cook-Off Nov. 4 at Port Covington’s City Garage.

baltimore-station-310The team from the Maryland Multi-Housing Association won “Best Chili” with a recipe they dubbed “Not Your Grandma’s Chili” as it competed with other teams from the Baltimore-area business, nonprofit and college communities.

The winner of the “Best Booth” award went to Praxis Engineering for its giant chuck wagon design and décor. Meanwhile, The Baltimore Station’s culinary team remained the crowd favorite and took home the “People’s Choice” award for the second year in a row.

Bringing back past participants and welcoming new faces, including Washington College’s Kappa Alpha Fraternity, the first college fraternity to compete in the cook-off, endless samples of original chili recipes delighted guests, while Mission BBQ supplemented the menu with food options while City Limits supplied the open bar of beer, wine and soda. With the expanded kid’s zone, families of all ages enjoyed activities like the inflatable obstacle course, jousting, caricature drawings, cupcake decorating, sidewalk games and more.

All proceeds collected from the event  will be used in support of the therapeutic programming and residential services at The Baltimore Station.

 


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