Children's Center
Chili Chowder Challenge 

2014 Chili Chowder Challenge!

Our 13th Annual Chili Chowder Challenge  ccc baby logo 2014
was held on Saturday, March 22, 2014
at the Augusta Armory, from 11 am - 2:00 pm
General consensus is that it was "the greatest ever!"
With strong support from you, our community, we raised
OVER $42,000 to benefit the children and families served by the Children's Center Early Intervention and Family Support.
Hope to see you next year - watch for updates next February for our March event!

 This is a fabulously fun family-friendly event, with all proceeds raised going directly to the Children's Center: Early Intervention and Family Support.

Join us in taste-testing the fares of 12-15 local restaurants and caterers, and vote for BEST CHILI, BEST CHOWDER, and other fun categories.

There are LIVE and SILENT AUCTIONS, Live musical entertainment, crafts and activities for children of all ages, and a snack bar.

We are Looking Forward to Seeing You All There!!
All proceeds benefit the
1 Alden Avenue
Augusta, ME
48 South Factory Street, Suite 2
Skowhegan, ME
"Typical" Schedule of Events:
11:00     Chili and Chowder taste testing begins
              Craft tables open for children
              Bidding begins on Silent Auction items
              View Live Auction items
              Photo Booth opens
11:15     Music by Sam Shain & Family
12:15     Sponsor Recognitions
12:30     Silent Auction closes
              Live Auction begins
 1:15      Cast your final votes -
                     (turn in all ballots for chili & chowder!!)  
 1:30     Chili Chowder Challenge Award Presentations!!
 1:45     Auction check out begins   
Children's Activities:
Storytelling hosted by Lithgow Library
Donut Decorating hosted by Tim Hortons
Colored Hairspray & Fingernail Painting
~and lots more!~

Huge Thanks to Our 2014 Event Sponsors

Many thanks to these businesses who care enough about the well-being of the children of Central Maine that they are sponsoring this event.

Please let them know how much you appreciate their support of the
Children’s Center: Early Intervention and Family Support!

Platinum (Stage Sponsor AND KidsZone Sponsor!)

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Action Hero - Auction Tables Sponsor!

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  Super Hero  

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FireShot Screen Capture 001 - Bangor Savings Bank - www bangor com




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Laura & Michael Badmaev ~ Augusta Fuel Company   ~   G&E Roofing

Mattson's Flooring & Window Treatments ~ Kennebec Technologies

Taylor Insurance and Financial Services ~ Evergreen Dental Associates


Sprague & Curtis Real Estate  ~ Al's Certified Auto Repair

Plummer Funeral Home ~ Le Club Calumet

Combined Benefits United ~ Pine State Trading Co. ~ PFBF, CPAs

O'Connor Auto Group ~ Sonny's Museum, Rock Shop & Gift Shop

~ Golden Pond Wealth Management ~



Questions? Call the Children's Center at 626-3497