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Get "Chili in Milly" with a First Friday Cookoff
Get "Chili in Milly" with a First Friday Cookoff


The First Friday Committee invites the public to our Chili in Milly First Friday event being held on January 4th from 6-8pm. Participating downtown businesses will be offering 4oz samplings of their favorite chili recipes. Tickets per sampling will be sold by the First Friday Committee for $1. There will be a table set up to purchase tickets on the corner of Hancock and Wayne Streets next to Amici. This table will also be collecting voting slips for a People’s Choice award. Proceeds from the event will be used for the continuation of First Friday events in Downtown Milledgeville!

At the end of the evening Z97fm will announce the winners of the two awards for Chili; one award for Best Chili and one for People’s Choice. Overall Best Chili award will be decided by our prestigious judging panel consisting of Mayor Richard Bentley, City Manager Barry Jarrett, Police Chief Dray Swicord, along with two certified chili cook-off judges, Randy and Deborah Gilman.

Walter Reynolds with Z97fm will be broadcasting live from downtown throughout the evening. Listen out for the award winners to be announced at 8pm. Each business is participating in this event in support of Milledgeville Main Street and First Friday so be sure to stop in and shop or grab a drink as well as taste their delicious chili.

Adding to the excitement- three City police officers will square off against three City firemen in the first ever First Friday Chili Eating Contest. These volunteers will eat as many bowls of chili as possible within the time limit of 9 minutes and 11 seconds. The winners will receive a certificate, bragging rights and of course they all will have bellies full of chili. Be sure to witness this spectacle starting at 6:30pm inside Digital Bridges.

There will also be other activities to enjoy. Stop by the ORMC Kid’s Corner for an activity for the little ones and listen to live music!

Thank you for your time and interest, please contact Carlee Schulte at 478.414.4014 with any questions. 

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