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Local bowlers raise $4,000-plus at Chili Bowl
Gary Dale follows through after releasing his bowling ball on Saturday afternoon during the Wabash Cannonball's Chili for Charity Chili Bowl. Photo by Emma Rausch
 
By Emma Rausch
 
The annual Chili Bowl raised $4,337 at the Wabash Cannon Ball Lanes bowling alley on Saturday, Jan. 30, doubling the funds raised at last year’s event, according to officials.
 
Seventeen teams joined this year’s event to raise funds for the Wabash Chili for Charity Chili Cook-Off in October, according to Wade Weaver, bowl-a-thon event founder.
 
“It’s called the Chili Bowl and that was Wade’s idea as a way to stimulate donations for the main event in October,” Chili Cook-Off committee member Marc Shelley said.
 
“And to remind people during the year about the event,” Cook-Off committee member Robert McCallen III added, “because we sometimes spend money during the year between events to help people in Wabash County and this kind of brings it back up in early spring and reminds everybody it’s coming up and they love it.”
Posted on 2016 Feb 02