Third annual chili cook-off fundraises for WU veterans

Josh Burns

The Washburn University Military Veterans Organization warmed up a dreary day March 27 by bringing a dozen pots of hot chili to the main floor of Mabee Library.

“It’s our third annual cook-off,” said Chris Bowers, who oversaw the event. 

Those attending the taste-testing would make a small (or generous) donation to the organization before getting in line to sample a variety of chilies, ranging from Cincinnati-style to multiple vegetarian offerings and then voting for their favorite pot. 

Donations received by the organization will later be redistributed to various causes supported by the organization, according to Bowers. 

April Gutowski won the “Best-Tasting” category, which was the general favorite among students.