The Granville Inn Chili Cook-off will be held on October 21st this year and once again Rotary is the Inn's charity partner. Contact Andy Smutylo to get involved. We are seeking sponsors, cooks as well as people to help organize the event!

The Granville Inn and the Rotary Club of Granville have announced the 13th annual charity Chili Cook-off will be held on Oct. 21 on the front lawns of the Inn.

Granville Rotary has once again partnered with the Inn to conduct the Chili Cook-Off to raise funds and awareness of local Rotary programs, including five college scholarships, High School Ethics and Leadership Conference, Middle and HS Students of the Month, inbound and outbound exchange students, Biz Town for GIS 5th-graders, and support for the Food Pantry Network of Licking County, local Adult and Children’s Literacy, Granville Rec District Concerts on the Green, Community Shred-It Days/Boo Drives and Red Cross Community Blood Drives.

Granville Rotary 2017-18 President Andy Wildman will also soon announce a new community legacy project for the future, according to an event news release.

Recent Community Legacy Projects include the Bicentennial Clock at Granville Village Hall, seed funding for the Frazier-Sargent Rotary Softball Complex at Raccoon Valley Park and most recently the Rotary Bridge connecting the Evans bike path to Raccoon Valley Park.

Chili cooks will fire up their stoves at 7:30 am. on event day. Music and the Granville Rec District Fall Harvest Festival will begin at 10 a.m., with judging to be held at 12:30 p.m., and the awards ceremony at 1 p.m.

Sean Mulryan, General Manager of the Inn, said, “At this time of the year we start getting calls about the upcoming Chili Cook-off; over 500 people have attended in prior years and we raised over $3,000 for local Rotary projects last year, and hope to raise even more this year.”

The Granville Rec Fall Harvest Festival, always a family favorite, returns again this year, according to the release. Activities for every age will include pumpkin decorating, apple-bobbing, face-painting, cornhole games and other family-friendly activities.