Limestone to Host Dec. 1st Chili Contest to Help Future Teachers

Chili CookoffThe weather may be cooling off but the Limestone College Teacher Cadet program will bring a little heat to the area with its First Annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, December 1.

 The fun—and tastings—are scheduled for 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the Timken East Building (at the corner of East O'Neal and Griffith Streets in the former location of the YMCA). All proceeds generated by the event will be earmarked for the March 2013 Teacher Cadet Conference to be held on the Limestone campus.

During the event, five different chili tastings can be enjoyed for $5 and will be include drinks and desserts. The deadline to register for team and individual cooks to enter the contest is Monday, November 26, and costs $20. To register or purchase tasting tickets ahead of time, contact Dr. Penny Saurino, Associate Professor of Education at Limestone, by calling (864) 488-8215, (770) 375-8791 or sending an This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Awards will be given in the following categories:
• Judges' Favorite
• Best Beef Chili
• Best Poultry Chili
• Best Vegetarian Chili
• Most Creative Concoction
• Best Bean-Free Chili
• Full of Beans
• Where's the Extinguisher?
• Crowd Favorite
• Best Chili in Town (Category for Restaurants Only)
• Best Limestone Chili (Awarded to the Limestone organization, club, or department with the best chili)

"Limestone partners with Teacher Cadets in area schools by providing opportunities to students to become a part of the college experience," explained Dr. Saurino. "The primary goal of the program is to encourage academically able students who possess exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills to consider teaching as a career. An important secondary goal of the program is to provide these talented future community leaders with insights about teachers and schools so that they will be civic advocates of education."

Limestone College is a four-year, liberal arts institution with its main campus in Gaffney, SC and seven sites located throughout the state. Established in 1845, Limestone offers a master's degree in business administration (MBA), bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of social work, associate of arts, and associate of science degrees through traditional and non-traditional educational opportunities. For more information, log onto