The Junior League of Anniston-Calhoun County plans a chili cookoff and cornhole tournament between Noble Street’s ninth and 10th blocks Sunday afternoon.

Called the Cornhole Cook-Off, the event serves as the nonprofit volunteer organization’s fall fundraiser, according to Lindsay Tyson. Vice president of fund development for the group, Tyson says its event offers folks an opportunity to win prizes — among them, bragging rights for best crockpot chili.

The event is free to attend, though contestants must register for the cook-off or cornhole tournament.

Seven have so far signed up to test their chili recipe, Tyson said. Registration is $20 before the day of the cook-off, and $30 Sunday.

Chili cookers need to be on-scene at 1:30 that afternoon, but the judging starts at 2 p.m.

Cornhole, a game that sees contestants toss bean bags toward a ground-level goal, starts at 2:30. Tyson said five teams had registered for the tournament by Friday.

“We need more so we can have an even number,” she said Friday.

The event will also feature a kids’ corner, with face painting and a bouncy, inflatable house. There will be a “cupcake walk,” featuring baked desserts from Jacksonville’s Mad Hatter Cupcake Shop, Winn-Dixie, Publix and Oxford’s Smallcakes Cupcakery.

Staff writer Zach Tyler: 256-235-3564. On Twitter @ZTyler_Star.

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