The 7th annual Chili, Chowda & Apple Dessert Contest, sponsored by the Waterborough Historical Society, will be held at the Grange Hall, 31 West Road in South Waterboro, on Saturday. Sept. 19.

To support the society and enter their favorite dish, area cooks, both professional and amateur, are invited to participate. Contest food will be accepted between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., and there is no entry fee. Chilis and “chowdas” need to arrive hot in crockpots. For details, contact Dianne at 247-5926.

The judging begins at 4:30 p.m., and the public tasting – $8 for adults; $3 for children under 12; free for children under 5 – will begin 5. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will be available for the “little ones.” Winners will be announced at 5:45 p.m.