Vote on mouth-watering chilis, remember departed loved ones and help the Brittany Foundation’s rescue homeless dogs on Saturday, May 18.
The Brittany Foundation will hold its 7th annual Chili Cookoff and Memorial Event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its Acton facility. You can enter your own chili in the contest by contacting the Brittany Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tasters will vote on the best chili. The winning cook will receive a beautiful and bountiful gift basked — and bragging rights.
The foundation is located at Sierra Highway and Anthony Road in Agua Dulce. Follow the signs to the sanctuary.
Sen. Scott Wilk honors the foundation with an award
At 1 p.m., Sen. Scott Wilk, who represents California’s 21st Senate District, will present the Brittany Foundation with his Distinguished Non-Profit Award. (The 21st District includes the Antelope Valley, Victor Valley and most of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Remembering loved ones at the Brittany Foundation Chili Cookoff
The last hour of the event will be devoted to honoring the memories of departed loved ones — human or animal. For each donation of $10, the Brittany Foundation will inscribed your loved one’s name on the petal of a pinwheel. The colorful pinwheels will be planted in the foundation’s memorial garden in the front yard.
You can also have your departed one’s name put on a white painted rock as a memorial. A large memorial rock, suitable for two names, costs $50. A medium one, suitable for one name, costs $25. If you purchased a memorial rock last year, you can add a paw print, heart or bone to it for $10. You can purchase all of these memorial items online.
About the Brittany Foundation
The Brittany Foundation is a no-kill animal rescue and sanctuary in Acton. Its mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and shelter homeless abused and abandoned dogs. Since 1994, the foundation has placed an average of 100 dogs a year into new loving homes.
You can also help support the Brittany Foundation through their monthly bake sale at the Santa Monica Airport Antique Mart on the fourth Sunday of the month.