Chili and Chowder Competition Helps Children in Need of Therapy 

It may be spring, but this weather still calls for some chili to keep you warm.The 12th annual Chili Chowder Challenge took place at the Augusta Armory on Saturday afternoon.The event helps raise money for the Children’s Center, an organization which helps young children with things like occupational or speech therapy. This year, over 15 restaurants participated in the big cook off. Exec. Dir., Children’s Center, Jonathan Leach said “As our funding gets leaner every year, we’re asked to do more with less. We really have to look to our local communities to kind of fill the gap between what it actually costs to provide quality service fees from the service that we get.”The Liberal Cup restaurant walked away winners today, but the big winner is the Children’s Center. Organizers estimate they raised over $40,000.