This is it ... the final chili cook-off at Jerry Wessels Les Schwab Tire Center in Hamilton for 2018. Teams from Stevensville, Hamilton and Corvallis are on site, ready to serve their favorite recipes once again in the final Saturday competition, March 10.

The servings are available from 11 a.m. until the food is gone. The students from the area high schools are raising money for their clubs and projects, and there is no set price for a bowl of chili. You are invited to donate what you want. Wessels also matches many of those donations. Robert Ramsey said that thousands of dollars are donated every year during the promotion. AND, you get to sample some great chili.

Our resident mayor and poet, Dominic Farrenkopf, wrote a rhyme for the chili event and we have it on our Poem Home page. It's called "Uncle Willy" and the page includes Dominic's weekly additions from KLYQ's Event Show every Friday morning at 8 a.m.