The 3rd annual Olaf’s Chili Challenge benefits the Sheltering Hands association


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OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) – The 3rd Olaf’s Chili Challenge supported and benefited the non-profit organization Sheltering Hands. They offer low cost spray and sterilization for people who have cats and adoptions to try to reduce the feral cat population.

Laurie Cammarn, a member of the organization’s board of directors, said it had an impact on Marion County.

“We are trying to reduce the cat population by doing less and less by fixing all those feral cats and male cats too. So it had a big impact on the community and it also had a big impact on me. “

It had every type of chili people could try from mild chili to spicy chili and Bob Vass made his own chili for the first time.

“We decided to do something different, so we mixed chocolate, coffee and beer into our chili. With tomatoes, corn and three different types of peppers. So there’s a good, sweet, slow start, but it kicks you off at the end, ”Vass said.

Vass added that he couldn’t miss the opportunity to help the cats.

“We’re thrilled to be a part of this in a way. For us it’s fun, it’s cool to be here and we help cats what better than that.

Sheltering Hands offers free spraying and spaying events throughout the year and has many cats ready for adoption.

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