Chili cook-off is Saturday in PTC


The Line Creek Civitan Club and the Georgia District Civitan Foundation will host the Civitan Great Chili Challenge at Shakerag Knoll in Peachtree City from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.Saturday.

“This will be a great day of family fun and fellowship at Shakerag Knoll Park! This year’s event will be a ‘chili culinary extravaganza’ featuring competition in several different categories and will include contestants from both professional and novice community businesses, civic clubs and organizations, restaurants, and various other groups and individual participants,” said Debbie Clanton, president-elect of the Line Creek Civitan Club.

The event will have a local radio personality to emcee throughout the day.

Live entertainment will be provided by The Cherokee Thunder Band. The chili contest will be Judged by local dignitaries. There will be a lot of great fun for the kids.

A special program is planned plus great chili tasting, a bake sale, a raffle drawing with a $10 donation for two special items.

Win a Big Green Egg Cooker plus work station and also have an opportunity to win a GoPro camera w/attachments. 

According to the event coordinators, “The net proceeds from the Chili Challenge will support local community charities and Civitan projects that work to improve the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities. We provide contributions to many local charities which include The Joseph Sams School, American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Special Olympics, Special People of Fayette County, Christian City and Southwest Christian Care. Additionally, we help fund the Civitan International Research Center which brings together top scientific minds and the latest technology to create innovative therapies and treatments for people affected by mental and developmental disabilities.”

Shakerag Knoll is located at 191 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City. Shakerag Knoll was once known as the place for passengers to signal the train to stop by shaking a handkerchief or rag — hence the name, “Shakerag.”

The entry fee for individual contestants and non-profit organizations is $20. Commercial or business contestants, including restaurants, must register as a sponsor for $250 and up depending on the type sponsorship is selected. Sponsoring also entitles them to become a sponsor-contestant if they want to compete for the many prizes.

There will be many categories and prizes:


People’s Choice (all contestants). The chili voted best by the attending public. This is the only award voted on by the attending public.

Judges’ Choice (individual or non-profit organization