The Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Protection Foundation has announced it will hold its 2nd Alarm Chili Cook-off and BBQ at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at Runnymede Farm in Woodside.
There will be firefighter demos, a chili cook-off, a live auction, and a prize drawing at the event intended to bring together fire district residents and staff, said foundation board member Lorrie Duval.
There will also be live music, children's fire muster activities, self-guided sculpture tours, and family-style barbecued fare courtesy of Bianchini's Market in Portola Valley.
Adolph Rosekrans, foundation board member and host at Runnymede Farm, says in a press release: "I am delighted to help spread the word about the foundation and look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones."
Event invitations will be mailed to all Woodside Fire Protection District residents in mid-August, Ms. Duvall said. Tickets -- at $35 for adults and $15 for children under 12 -- cover food, drink, and activities. The foundation's 1st Alarm Chili Cook-off and BBQ in 2011 sold out.
Sponsors, contributors, and supporters include Bianchini's Market (Portola Valley and San Carlos); Dr. Eric L. Weiss, M.D./The Village Doctor (Woodside); Joe and Ginny Kavanaugh of Coldwell Banker (Portola Valley); A-1 Party Rentals (Redwood City); The Signworks, (San Carlos); Adolph S. Rosekrans, Inc. Architects (Woodside); Mike Putterman; Bill Butler; Michael Hedlund; Sarah and Doug Rivers; Margot Lockwood, Coldwell Banker; TJ and Valeta Rogers; and The Bicycle Outfitters (Los Altos).
Created in 2009, the Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Protection Foundation (www.FireDistrictFoundation.org) raises money for fire district equipment, facilities, fire prevention education, and training.