CPHS ChiliFest this weekend

The fourth annual Satan’s Revenge ChiliFest to benefit the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society is scheduled for tomorrow at 7 p.m. at Burgi’s Roundhouse Bar & Grille on E. Pleasant Valley Blvd. in Greenwood.
The Daily Herald’s own Sam J. Zema will appear at the ChiliFest as a celebrity judge.
The cook-off will feature offerings from The Phoenix, Altoona Hotel, Michael’s Café, Uriah’s Pub, T.G.I. Fridays, Burgi’s Roundhouse, the Altoona Fire Department, Racer’s Sports Bar & Restaurant and Louie’s Coral Lounge.
Also featured this year will be a special cook-off between WTAJ-TV meteorologist Joe Murgo and ChiliFest founder/organizer and executive director of CPHS, Dave Hopkins. Guests will be encouraged to sample chili from both, then vote for their favorite.
Again this year, event goers will be treated to a variety of music from Zupe, the “one-man-band”, according to organizers. Zupe’s music has been featured on network television shows and made the hit charts in Europe.
Another feature of the event is the special celebrity guest judging panel. The group this year includes: WJAC-TV news anchor, Marty Radovanic; Dr. Ralph McKibbin; WTAJ-TV weatherman, Tom Casey; Altoona Police Deputy Chief, Mitch Cooper; Dr. Michael Moncman; WALY radio personality, Roger Corey; Altoona Mirror sportswriter, Neil Rudel; WPRR disc jockey “Jimmy V,”; WATM/WWCP-TV meteorologist, Travis Koshko; WBXQ (Q-94) radio D.J., Craig Andrews; Daily Herald staff writer, Sam Zema and Altoona Mirror writer/editor Linda Gracey.
All guests will automatically be eligible for a variety of door prizes and can also purchase 50/50 chances.
This year’s sponsors include: W.S. Lee & Sons, the Brew Zoo, Dr. Ralph McKibbin, Burgmeier Hauling, Coors Light & Inco Beverage, the Gingrich Agency, Blair Insurance, Condon’s Auto Repair, Viponds Appliance, Splish Splash Pet Wash, Brew Zoo and Dr. Michael Moncman.
Tickets for ChiliFest are $12 each and can be purchased at participating restaurants or at the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society. Call 942-2477 or 942-5402 for more information.
Tickets must be purchased in advance; none will be sold at the door. The event is open to those 21 and over in age.