New Glas­gow in­vites com­mu­nity to Chill Out

The News (New Glasgow) - - PICTOU COUNTY - BY ADAM MACIN­NIS

Com­pet­i­tive chili cook­ing is re­turn­ing to New Glas­gow.

The Fifth an­nual Chill Out, New Glas­gow’s kick­off to win­ter car­ni­val sea­son is be­ing held at the New Glas­gow Farm­ers Mar­ket on Satur­day, Jan. 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and com­peti­tors will have the chance to test their tal­ents against their peers.

“The chili com­pe­ti­tion has kind of taken over the event,” said Paula Irv­ing, spe­cial-events co-or­di­na­tor for the town of New Glas­gow. “It’s a very fun com­pet­i­tive thing.”

Walk near the com­pe­ti­tion area the day of the event and you’ll have a chance to taste-test the chili and hear some ban­ter be­tween com­peti­tors. The com­pe­ti­tion this year will have five groups of com­peti­tors: fire­fight­ers, me­dia, lo­cal chefs, NNEC vs. NRHS stu­dents and, for the se­cond year, home cooks can en­ter the com­pe­ti­tion. Tast­ing for the com­pe­ti­tion starts at 11 a.m. with sam­ples avail­able of each com­peti­tor’s creation. The of­fi­cial peo­ple’s-choice win­ners will be an­nounced at 12:45 p.m.

But that isn’t all that’s hap­pen­ing.

“There is fun and en­ter­tain­ment for all ages,” said New Glas­gow Mayor Nancy Dicks.

Other events in­clude per­for­mances by lo­cal mu­si­cians, colour­ing, snow­shoe­ing and a snow­man-build­ing zone, she said.

In ad­di­tion to these ac­tiv­i­ties, the New Glas­gow Farm­ers Win­ter Mar­ket will once again be open for the sea­son.

Free Tim Hor­tons hot choco­late and cof­fee will be avail­able out­side by the mu­sic tent.

Some events will be weather de­pen­dent, Irv­ing said, but even if there’s no snow, they’ll make sure there are re­place­ment ac­tiv­i­ties for all ages to en­joy.

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