Lakehurst Historical Society To Host Soup And Chili Cook Off

From 2020 - Steam is coming off the pot of the meatloaf chili that was prepared by Lakehurst First Aid Squad member Marcy Guyer during this year’s Soup R Bowl Challenge hosted by the Lakehurst Historical Society. (Photo by Bob Vosseller)

  LAKEHURST – A popular borough event will return on January 29 in the form of the Soup ‘R’ Bowl of Chili Challenge hosted once again by the Lakehurst Historical Society.

  The event will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Lakehurst Community Center across from the LHS museum in Old St. John’s Church on Center Street.

  The event will include the People’s Choice Trophy Winner and a gift basket auction will also be part of the challenge this year. There is a snow date of January 30.

  Area clubs and organizations make soups and chili and compete for the trophies. Some of the groups joining in the challenge this year are: Lakehurst Vol. Fire Co, First Aid, Police, Fleet Reserve, Arista Care Cooking Club, Our Special Klub of Toms River and the Manchester Special Education Parent Advisory Group and of course the Historical Society.


  A donation of $5 a ticket is requested and children under 3 years old are admitted free. A 50/50 raffle will also be held to add to the festivities.

  All proceeds benefit the Lakehurst Borough Historical Society Museum. Tickets are available at the museum, Colonial Bouquet flower shop on Union Avenue and at the door. Doors open at 3 p.m. For more information call event coordinator Kathy Abrahamsen at 908-839-7388 or e-mail her at with Chili 22 in the subject area.