Rockland Professional Firefighters chapter 1584 benefit for Muscular Dystrophy Association

Eighth chili, chowder cook-off set to heat Rockland in February

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ROCKLAND — For the eighth year, amateurs and professionals are invited to compete with their best chili and chowders, Sunday, Feb. 10, in an event to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 

The event is being organized by the Rockland Professional Firefighters Local 1584 chapter of the International Association of Fire Fighters and being held at Trackside Station in Rockland.

So far, these events have raised more than $16,200 for MDA.

The public is invited to taste, enjoy and judge the entries during the event, Sunday, Feb. 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. Winners will be chosen in the professional category, featuring local restaurants, as well as in the individual category.

The public will still get a say in picking from the entries, but so will a judging panel. Judges this year include Lance Mitchell with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Camden Fire Chief Chris Farley, and Gordon Page, executive director of Rockland Main Street, Inc.

Anyone interested in entering a chili and/or chowder for consideration should contact Carl Anderson at 831-9323 or via email at canderson@rocklandmaine.gov The cost is $20 per entry with all proceeds benefitting the MDA.

Along with tasty chili and chowder there also will be a 50/50, raffle prizes, and local 1584 T-shirts for purchase.

Admission for folks interested in attending the benefit is $10 at the door with proceeds going to the MDA. A judging ballot is included with admission.

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.

For information, contact Carl Anderson at 831-9323 or via email at canderson@rocklandmaine.gov

For updates leading up to the event, visit Trackside Station on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tracksidestation.

Event Date: 
Sun, 02/10/2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Location: 
Trackside Station
Address: 
4 Union Street
Rockland  Maine