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Ripon Rotary staging chili cook- off & car show Saturday, Aug. 17

 The Ripon Rotary Club is planning its first Chili Cook-Off and Car Show on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10 to 3 p.m. under the direction of two-time Olympic Games chef John Mangelos — incoming president of the club that meets at Spring Creek Country Club on Wednesdays. 

The entry fee for the cooks is $50 with the event to be held at the Ripon VFW Post 1051 at 12455 West Ripon Road at the corner of Olive Avenue.  Tickets for tasting are $5 and will provide for five samples of chili to their guests.

More than 25 cars will be on display outside the post. The car show is being coordinated by Brenda Lang and Jeremiah North from the Ripon Fire Department. 

There will be two cook-off divisions: Professional/Restaurant Division and an Amateur Division.  

The proceeds will be used for Trade School scholarships for high school seniors. 

Additional information is available online at or telephone at 599-599-5374 or by mailing entry fees to Ripon Rotary at  250 Virginia Avenue, Ripon, CA.