Most people have heard of the annual Downtown Alton Chili Cook-Off. A local fraternal organization is taking the concept and modifying it to create a new event that will happen this Sunday. The Alton Eagles #254 is hosting its first ever Soup Cook Off, according to organizer Bev Moore.
She says there is a $5 entry fee per soup to enter, and it's also $5 for spectators to test all of the soups and sandwiches. First prize is $100. The festivities begin Sunday at 1pm, with judging to start at 2. To register for the cook-off, call 462-3915. The entry deadline is today.