Community - September 14, 2011

Chili cook-off benefits fire district

A chili cook-off and barbecue is coming to the Runnymede Farm in Woodside on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. when firefighter/cooks from the local fire protection district will square off against their cooking counterparts from local restaurants, including Alice's Restaurant and The Village Pub.

The event benefits the Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Protection Foundation, a nonprofit that supplies the Woodside Fire Protection District with the latest equipment, facilities and training. Donations are tax- deductible.

The sponsors of the cook-off, so far, are Bianchini's Market in Ladera, W.L. Butler Construction in Redwood City, Ginny and Joe Kavanaugh of Coldwell Banker real estate, architect and Planning Commissioner Adolph Rosekrans and Mike Putterman, according to a statement from the fire foundation.

Children's activities, a silent auction and a tour of the sculpture garden are included. Attendees choose the winner of the chili contest.

Visit for tickets and more information. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children under 12. They are not tax-deductible.

Write to for more information, or call 851-1594.


Posted by Lorrie, a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Sep 19, 2011 at 11:44 am

1st Alarm Chili Cook-off and BBQ, Sept. 25, 2011 at Runnymede, Woodside, is SOLD OUT! What a great response to this event, hosted by the Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Protection Foundation, in support of the Woodside Fire Protection District. Reserved tickets will be at Will Call on the day of the event. No tickets mailed. No tickets available at the event due to headcount maximum. For info on ticket order status, email From Lorrie on behalf of the fire foundation.

Posted by Hmmm, a resident of another community
on Sep 21, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Given that it's sold out, I won't feel so bad at missing this. What a great event! I am sooo glad to hear that it's sold out. May the best chili win!

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