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      Annual Bellevue East Town Optimist Chili Cook-Off tomorrow

      Bellevue Optimist Chili Cook-Off
      Bellevue Optimist Chili Cook-Off
      BELLEVUE - An annual tradition is back in Bellevue.Residents from in and around the area will be participating in the annual Bellevue East Town Optimist Chili Cook-off tomorrow.The public is invited to the event, whichtakes place at Josten Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be three awards including people's choice, judge's choice and best in show. The winners will receive money, trophies and bragging rights.In addition to chili, the event will also feature music, children's games, food, drinks and a craft show and sale.The funds raised during the event will go to support the support the Bellevue East Town Optimists club. The club helps local kids with local needs by sponsoring projects, groups and events.For more information on the Bellevue East Town Optimist Club, click here.Recipe:8 1/2 Lbs hamburger1 #10 can tomato paste1 # 10 can chopped tomoato1 #10 can Dark red kidney beans6 medium onions1 bunch celery1 bulb garlic4 ounces Chili powder1 large can beef broth2 tbsp sugar7 tbsp salt3 tbsp pepper3 tbsp oregano1 tsp cinnamon ( optional)Makes 5 gallons