Chili Cook-off contest canceled, chili still sold at area restaurants; proceeds fund Glen Lake School scholarships

Photo by Raquel Jackson / Glen Lake Chamber

From staff reports

The Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce reports that this year’s Glen Lake Winter Fest has been revamped in light of COVID-19 social distancing precautions. The popular chili cook-off fundraiser will take place at locations in both Glen Arbor and Empire during President’s Day and Valentine’s Day weekend, February 13-14.

There will be no “contest” this year, but you can still enjoy chili for sale at the following locations. Order by the bowl or order a quart to-go.

Each participating restaurant will have chili for sale during their own business hours. All proceeds and donations made from WinterFest are given to the Glen Lake School Scholarship fund. A donation box may be available at each restaurant to accept cash or a check. Or click here to make a contribution to the Scholarship fund.

Perch Fishing Contest

Photo by Raquel Jackson / Glen Lake Chamber

This year’s Perch Fishing Contest will take place on Saturday, Feb 20, from from 7 am-1 pm. Sign up will take place at the Sportsman Shop in Glen Arbor from 6-7:30 am. Ice fishing takes place on the Glen Lakes. Bring your catches back to weigh in, at the Sportsman Shop at 1 pm. $10 entry fee – 100% payout. Call Bob at 231-883-5638 for more information.

Elsewhere in Leelanau County, the Suttons Bay Chamber’s chili cook-off planned for this weekend has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Suttons Bay YetiFest activities in January were also canceled.