Chili Blues promoters calling for chili-makers for 10th annual festivity

Chili Blues promoters calling for chili-makers for 10th annual festivity A Dakota Days tradition, the 10th annual Chili Blues, will be held following the Dakota Days homecoming game on Oct. 14 at the Washington Street Arts Center, 202 Washington Street, Vermillion.

Chili-meisters are invited to compete (individuals and groups accepted) for the Best of Chili Blues traveling trophy which was designed by USD Art Professor Marty Wanserski and other prizes. Entries will be accepted through Oct. 9 � please leave a message at 605-624-4342 or call Carol Strandell at 624-3875 for an entry form. Prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place winners as determined by a panel of chili-lovin' judges.

This year, Spooncat offers musical magic which promises to satisfy every part of your music bones! There is the deep groove, the changing textures, hot horn arrangements � their songs are melodic, multi-faceted, cleverly written, and stylistically diverse. Throw in some old Sly & the Family Stones tunes, the second side of Abbey Road, maybe some Earth Wind & Fire, and lookout! The nine-member group hails out of Sioux Falls, and all are serious professional musicians.

Sponsored by the Vermillion Area Arts Council, this annual fund raiser is under the direction of Jennifer Garelik and Carol Strandell, co-chairs, and committee members Jolane Englehart, Evelyn Schlenker, Earlene McNeil Larson, Leo Bakeberg, and a volunteer "cast of thousands."

Tickets go on sale in October � watch for press updates and local promotions. Persons wishing to assist the committee with this year's events, to help with sponsorship, or wishing additional details are invited to call the Arts Center at 624-4342 or Carol Strandell at 624-3875.

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