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First Time and Return Volunteers Needed
It’s that time of year again when you should be thinking chili! Especially Chili Cook-off and how you can help again this year or be a first-time volunteer at Congregation Tiferet Israel’s 24st Annual Kosher Chili Cook-Off.
Shifts and Breaks
The cook-off opens at 10:30 a.m. on March 19, 2017. Shift assignments are 90 minutes. For those of you who graciously give us anywhere from half-a-day to the entire day, we are building in break times so that you can taste, eat, shop, bid and generally partake of the festivities.
Big Games Staffed by Professionals
The big games (Climbing Wall, Trampoline etc) are handled by a professional crew, which frees us up to using our younger volunteers’ talents elsewhere. Teen volunteers receive community service credit for the hours they work.
Saturday Night Set-up
On Saturday night after Shabbat are going to be doing most of the set up for the chili cook-off, instead of early Sunday morning. This includes inviting any vendors that wish to drop their wares off the night before to do so.
We are using plastic table covers with elastic. We will provide cut paper to the teams for preparing their chili, but it will be disposed of prior to opening the event.
Pots, burners, tables, chairs, signs, etc. will all be placed in their proper positions so that we have less to do on Sunday morning.
We have hired several policemen to be on site overnight to guard against any problems that could occur. We are going to be assigning volunteers to specific tasks so that nothing gets missed and we can get done in a timely manner.
If you are able to help us set up on Saturday night after Shabbat—approximately 8:00 pm—please check any of the tasks that you would like to help with and we will get back to you with your assignment or assignments.
Thank you all for your assistance. We are looking forward to seeing you March 19, 2017 at the Dallas Kosher Chili Cook-off. Mark the date!