Children's Center
Chili Chowder Challenge 

2015 Chili Chowder Challenge!

14th Annual Chili Chowder Challenge
Saturday, March 28, 2015
at the Augusta Armory from 11am - 2pm
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 will be a silent auction, 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
21 Bigelow Hill Road
Skowhegan, ME
"Typical" Schedule of Events
11:00    Chili and Chowder tasting begins!

             Craft tables open for children

             Bid on Silent Auction items

             50/50 sales begin

On Stage:

11:15    Music by Sam Shain & Family

12:00    50/50 sales end

12:15 Sponsor Recognition

12:30 50/50 drawing - winner announced

1:00  Silent Auction Closes

**   1:15 Cast your final votes ~ turn in all ballots

1:15 Raffle winners drawn

1:30   Chili Chowder Challenge Award presentations

1:30 Auction check out begins

Children's Activities:
Storytelling hosted by Literacey for ME
Parachute Play
Donut Decorating hosted by Tim Hortons
Fake Tattoos
Hair Spray
Chenile Stems
Coloring and paper crafts
~and lots more!~
Our 14th Annual Chili Chowder Challenge  ccc baby logo 2014
was held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Augusta Armory, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
With strong support from you, our community, we raised $31,000 to benefit the children and families served by the Children's Center Early Intervention and Family Support.



Huge Thanks to Our 2015 Event Sponsors

Many thanks to these businesses who care so much about the well-being of young children with big challenges that they are sponsoring this event.

Please let them know how much you appreciate their support of the Children’s Center!

Platinum (STAGE & KidsZone Sponsor)


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Action Hero (Auction Tables Sponsor)

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Super Hero






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Quirion Construction 


Special Thanks To

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Augusta Fuel Company ~ Bangor Savings Bank

Mattson's Flooring and Window Treatments 

G&E Roofing, Inc ~ Evergreen Dental Associates  

Lajoie Bros., Inc. ~ O'Connor Auto Group   


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

Pine State Trading ~ Le Club Calumet ~ Plummer Funeral

Golden Pond Wealth Management ~ CMC Technology Group


2015 Participating Restaurants

Augusta House of Pancakes


AHOP Chili

AHOP Corn Chowder




Capital Grill


Gut Wagon Chili




Cohen on the Meadows/

Spectrum Generations


Bacon Cheeseburger Chowder






Dis-Go Boom Chili

D’Crackin’ Good Cohn Chowdah




Ground Round Sports Grille


Ground Round Sweet Heat Chili




Lisa’s Restaurant & Lounge


Lisa’s Chili




Maple Hill Farm Inn

& Conference Center


Hot Chick! Chicken Chipotle Chowder




Red Barn


Laura’s Famous Seafood Stew




Red Robin


Red’s Chili




Senator Inn


Cloud 9’s Cupid’s Revenge Chili




Le Club Calumet


Five-Spice Haddock Chowder




Brews N Views




The Liberal Cup


Smokin’ Pig Chili

Vesuvius Chili




Vickery Café


Liquid Lasagne




Wings Hill Inn


Wing’s Hill Chili

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