Sunday, November 2, at noon

At Waverly Beach--support the library & determine the best chili in our area.  Tickets are $25.  See you there!

Sunday, November 2, from noon to 3:00pm  

Waverly Beach in Menasha

Tickets are $25.  Pay with cash, credit card, or check.  

Music provided by the Menasha High School Jazz Ensemble.

We'll fill up on chili, vote for the best one.  Then, start your holiday shopping with a silent auction of great, unique literary baskets and gifts.

THANK YOU to our competing chili makers:

B.J. Clancy's Neenah Menasha Firefighters
Copps Food at Valley Fair The Source Public House
Hank's Tavern Third Street Diner
High Cliff Restaurant Waverly Beach
Holidays Pub & Grill The Weathervane
Mihm's Charcoal Grill Wendy's

And THANK YOU to the Menasha Rotary Club for helping us out with this first cook-off.

We are also grateful for donations from the Menasha Police Department Benevolent Fund, Alliance Industries, Kitz & Pfeil Hardware, The Grog, Vertigo 1894, JDog Photography, The Revival, Sabre Lanes, Wild Apple Glass Studio & Gallery, Michiels Bar & Grill, Midway Service Center (Goss Auto Body),  Anchor Bank, Heckrodt Wetland Reserve,  First National Bank-Fox Valley, Faith Technologies, First American Title Insurance Co.-Evans Title, Prospera Credit Union, Manderfield's Bakery, Fockel’s Superior Drapery, Swimtastic Swim School, United Paper Corp., Third Street Market, Sargento Cheese, Becher Electric/Lighting, Kathleen Ceman, Marcia & Barry Erdman, Aiko Schatz, Kathy Dreyer, Paul & Elizabeth Eisen, Kathy & David Wicihowski, Mary Crawmer, Nick & Ashley Kiley, Bob & Kathy Golz, Patrick & Jane Murray, Vicki Lenz, Green Bay Packers, AZCO Inc., Menasha Finance Department, & 1150 WHBY/95.3 FM WSCO, 91.5/91.9 FM The Family.

Celebrity chili ladlers:  Mayor Don Merkes, State Senate Candidate Penny Bernard Schaber, Senator Frank Lasee, State Assembly Candidate Amanda Stuck, State Assembly CandidateChris Klein, Library Board President Patrick Murray, Menasha Alderman Mark Langdon, Menasha Schools Superintendent Chris VanderHeyden, County Supervisor and Library Board Member Paul Eisen, and Neenah Menasha Fire Chief Al Auxier.

Event emcee:  Menasha Rotary President and Menasha Police Officer Aaron Zemlock.

Volunteers:  library staff and Friends of the Menasha Library

Silent auction baskets include a football signed by all members of the 2013 Green Bay Packers, gift certificates to great Menasha Businesses, and much more.  These baskets would make great gifts for kids, Grandma, the babysitter, a good neighbor, and family members.

All proceeds benefit the library's endowment fund, which is used to supplement the library's budget with more materials and great programs.  Thank you for your support.