“It’s something a little different,’’ she said. On Thursday, she began painting black and white squares on a small ceramic crock, which, she said, she may purchase.
Rachel Lutz Jessup, vice chairwoman of Main Street Oneonta, said she is “very excited’’ about the Carriage House and the arts education opportunities it offers. Her son, Andrew Lutz, 10, already has made a mug in a ceramics class there, she said, and she hopes to make a bowl for the chili fundraiser.
Place is joined in organizing the Chili Bowl by CANO board member Kim Condon-Brake and Dennis Walrath, an intern from the State University College at Oneonta. The goal is to raise $10,000 to help with restoration work at Wilber Mansion and arts education and scholarship funding, they said. Contributing sponsors are being sought starting at the $10 “sweet’’ level, organizers said, and rising through “mild, medium and hot’’ donation levels.
“We really count on the community coming together to support the event,’’ Condon-Brake said.
During the past eight year, the culinary contest has had 120 contenders and served chili in more than 2,500 hand-crafted bowls.
There need be no contest between the Chili Bowl and the Super Bowl 47 as game kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3.