Grand Canyon Rotary Club giving away $1500

Deadline for applications is Sept. 15

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Members of the Grand Canyon Rotary Club are offering $1500 in community grants, but the deadline for applications is just around the corner. Applications must be submitted before Sept. 15.

Rotary grants are awarded to non-profit organizations for programs and projects that benefit the local community. The group funds the community grants through their annual fundraising event, the Holiday Dinner Dance.

The money goes towards making a better community for those who live in the community.

Grant recipients will be recognized at the upcoming Rotary Chili-Cook-off on Sept. 26 to be held at the Wild West Experience. This free event for the community is a perfect time to recognize recipients. The award winners will be publicly announced at 6 p.m. The free chili tasting gets under way shortly after 5 p.m. Chili submissions must arrive before the 5 p.m. deadline. Entry categories include traditional chili, non-traditional chili, vegetarian chili, salsa, tortillas and cornbread. Category winners receive $50 each.

Grant requests can be sent to the Grand Canyon Rotary Club Community Grants Committee at P.O. Box 696, Grand Canyon, Arizona 86023.

Calling all chili for the annual Grand Canyon Rotary cook-off

The Grand Canyon Rotary Club will host their annual Chili Cook-off on Monday, Sept. 26 starting at 5 p.m. in Tusayan at the Wild West Experience. Chili entries are due at 5 p.m., and taste testing begins at 5:30 p.m.

All community members are invited to enter the free contest in the following categories: traditional chili, non-traditional chili, vegetarian chili, salsa, tortillas and cornbread. Winners receive cash prizes.

Soft drinks, water and beer will be on sale along with chilidogs and burgers. Chili tasting is free and participants are invited to vote for their favorites.

Recipients of Rotary's fall community grants will also be announced at 6 p.m. To apply for a grant, send a brief letter describing your non-profit organization and your need.

Include the amount of funding you are seeking and send your letter to Rotary Community Grants, Box 696, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023.

There is no need to pre-register for the cook-off. For more information contact Clarinda Vail at cjvail1@msn.com.

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