[posted by Jennifer G.]
VLI assistant organizer Ruth McDade does so much to help others. On October 20th, please come to Ronkonkoma to:
a) support her agency's compassionate mission, AND
b) help the vegan chili entry win the People's Choice prize this year!
Ruth works for Clubhouse of Suffolk, a psychiatric rehabilitation agency. This is the second year they're holding a Chili Cook-Off fundraiser.
This year, Ruth is getting some meat-free chili entries to compete in the Cook-Off.
So Team Vegan Island* will enter a vegan chili—and we need YOU to come vote!
In addition to the chili competition, there will be:
- live country music by the Joe Bayer Band
- the Selden Cadets, a 25-piece drum & bugle corps
- community vendors
- opportunities to win raffle prizes
- games for children—including a Halloween costume contest for kids under 10, with prizes for best costumes.
All proceeds from this event go to benefit adults in recovery from mental illness and homeless veterans—many of whom suffer from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and depression.
Admission is $10 per person, $2 discount with event flyer (click here for download) -->
One flyer per person.
Children under 10 free.
Hope you can make it!
*We have one more spot on our serving crew. So if you'd enjoy representing Vegan Long Island by helping ladle out the chili to attendees, send me (Jennifer Greene) an email.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP:
Help me pay the Cook-Off's $100 competitor fee—either via PayPal or next time you see me (and I'm grateful for what several generous souls have already pitched in! You know who you are—you're awesome. ♥ Thank you so much!)
If you think you've got an award-winning vegan chili recipe, post it here or email it to me!
P.S. We know there's a lot going on that weekend... like Farm Sanctuary's Walk for the Animals in NYC... so if you have another obligation, we understand—but tell all your friends to come, and to try the vegan chili!