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Win Big at Western’s Homecoming and Chili Cook-Off!

January 11, 2019

Homecoming and Chili
Homecoming and Chili Cook-Off February 2nd!

Visit participating Downtown businesses and sample chili to win.

Western Wyoming Community College teams up with Downtown Rock Springs on February 2nd from 10:30AM-1:30PM in a Chili Cook-Off. The event is free and attendees who sample chili will get a chance to win prizes including airfare and gifts donated by Downtown Rock Springs.

Western is working with Downtown Rock Springs in order to strengthen its ties with the community it serves. The Chili Cook-Off is designed to encourage attendees to visit the businesses downtown and to learn more about the possibilities open to those who seek higher education at Western – and taste some delicious chilies made by members of this community. There will be fun activities for kids like face painting, and a chance to meet Thunder, Western’s mascot.

Attendees of the Homecoming celebrations are encouraged to sample chili at each location and get their raffle card stamped. The raffle includes flights from Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport as well as gifts donated from Downtown Rock Springs. Western’s Welding Instructor, Jake Mannikko, is welding a unique fire pit as a prize as well. All winners will be announced at the women’s and men’s Mustang Basketball games in the Rushmore Gym on February 2nd from 2PM-7PM (must be present to win).

“We’re offering some great prizes for community members who submit their chili and for the people supporting this event through attendance. We are excited to team up with our local businesses and for Sweetwater County to join us in cheering on the Mustangs,” said Kimberly Emerson, Director of Student Marketing and Communications at Western.

Chili Cook-Off registration is free - both businesses and individuals from Sweetwater County are invited to submit red or green chili to the competition. Space is limited - first come, first serve! To register chili, email Audrey Harton, Western’s Public Relations Specialist at

Western’s co-sponsors of this event are Downtown Rock Springs and SweetwaterNOW, and are supported through private donations. To donate, please contact Audrey Harton at Western.

For more information on Homecoming or chili registration, email Audrey Harton at or call (307) 382-1858. For more information on Downtown Rock Springs, visit


Persons seeking admission, employment or access to programs of Western Wyoming Community College shall be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political belief, handicap, or veteran status.

For more information, contact Audrey Harton at (307) 382-1661 or
(307) 382-1600 or toll free (800) 226-1181