Glendo has huge crowds for second-annual cookoff

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GLENDO – The Glendo Volunteer Fire Department hosted its second annual Glendo chili cook-off last Saturday night at 6 p.m. at the Glendo Fire Hall and over 150 people packed the fire hall for the event.

The event, billed as a chili cookoff was also featuring contests for cornbread and desserts. With help from the local FFA kids, the barn was set up for business by the time the doors opened on Saturday night with a video program presented by Glendo’s fire chief Dave Noyce.

It presented the importance of fighting fires in a small community with a small group of dedicated individuals who work strictly on a volunteer basis.

“This is technically the second annual cookoff, but because of COVID we have had to take a hiatus for two years,” Noyce said. “This started as a chili feed. The second year we planned on having a cookoff since we had everyone coming, but then COVID hit. And you know how THAT went.”

This year there was 14 chili competitors, cornbread contestants and dessert contests. The entrance feel was only $5 with children under 5 years of age coming in for free. The admission included three votes for People’s Choice Awards. In addition, there was a silent auction, prize raffles and a 50/50 raffle.

Silent auction items included everything from a new Trager grill to handmade quilts, canned goods and even golf clubs.