Shrine Club chili cook-off Saturday

Richmond Shrine Club hosts a CASI (Chili Appreciation Society International) chili cook-off Saturday at the Shrine Club, 400 Wollard Blvd.

Doors open for the inside event at 7 a.m. Cooking begins at 9. Chili must be cooked on site and no beans or other fillers are allowed, according to CASI rules. For additional rules, go online to The entry fee is $20. Chili must be completed and turned in to judges by noon. After that, theĀ  public can taste all the entries for a $3 fee.

The event also includes a homemade pie contest. Contestants bake pies at home and bring to the event. Deadline for pie entries is 11 a.m., and the fee is $15.

Proceeds of the event go toward Shrine Club charities.

For more information, contact Alvin Kallenberger at 816-776-6365 or

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