The temperatures are cooling down which means it's almost time for Self Creek Lodge and Marina's 8th Annual Chili Cook-Off up the road on Lake Greeson in Kirby, Arkansas on Saturday, October 26.   

There are at least 10 teams signed up to compete this year. The chili teams will start cooking that morning and by noon you get to start tasting all the delicious chili.

There will be awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place and People's Choice which is judged by your donations.

Judging starts at 2PM and I am honored to be one of the judges again this year!  I am so ready!

The fun continues with a live auction. Get ready to make a bid on some of the wonderful items up for auction this year including a Mountain Harbor gift certificate that includes two nights lodging, use of a party barge, and $50 restaurant credit, a 50-inch flatscreen TV plus clothing and sporting goods from the Self Creek store and more.

All proceeds will go toward the Self Creek Lodge and Marina Scholarship Fund and Ryan's Call Foundation. According to their website, Ryan Swain was only 17 when he drowned in a duck hunting accident in 2013. Ryan's family set up the Ryan's Call Foundation to help other youth dealing with a sport's or other outdoor injury and to promote safety education and drowning prevention.

For more information about the Chili Cook-off contact Self Creek Lodge and Marina at (870) 398-5000 or go to their Facebook page.