Greetings from the class, board and staff of Awareness Washington County Leadership Program.  Thanks to you, over the last forty years we have been able to help over six hundred and fifty adults and numerous youth develop or enhance their leadership potential.  It is because of supporters like you that we are able to continue this nationally recognized program in our community.

Chili.jpgWe invite you to sponsor our 6th annual Chili Cook Off on March 11, 2023.  In past years, hundreds of people throughout the community joined us for some delicious chili, games and great company. This year we will continue to have activities for the children that attend and we are continuing our popular dessert auction, silent auction, and bag raffle.

We are seeking table sponsors to help bring about this wonderful event and have several sponsorship levels for you to consider.  Jalapeno is $500 or more, Hot is $250 or more and Spicy is $100.  Your donations would help adults and youth in our community to become more confident in their lives as Servant Leaders.  All contributors will be recognized both at the event and after the event through local media and on our social media sites. Please let us know of your sponsorship intentions no later than March 5, 2023.

We are thankful for your continued support to promote Awareness Washington County and We The Youth.

If you have any questions about Awareness Washington County, We The Youth! or the Awareness Chili Cook-Off, please call or email us.  We are looking forward to a very “spicy” year. 

Date & Time

The event will be held on March 11, 2023 at Southern Hills Church from 4:00pm  - 7:00pm. 

Rules for Chili Cook-off

  • Prizes awarded for People’s Choice Chili, Best Decorated booth, and Judges Choice Red Chili and White Chili
  • Teams are to provide 3 crock pots (or equivalent) of the same chili.
  • Teams are to provide their own extension cords and two power strips.
  • Teams are to provide typed general description of chili with list of major ingredients. (For those with food allergies--Exact recipe not required)
  • Decorating limited to a 6ft table space with 1 ft. additional space on both sides and 4ft. behind the table.
  • Set up may begin at 10:00am. Chili should be in place no later than 2:30pm for judging. Teams may leave after set-up and return by 3:45pm
  • Collectively the team is allowed free admission for 2 adults and 2 kids. After that, tickets are adults $5/children $3.
  • There is no entry fee, but we are limiting participation to 14 teams.

Registration & Table Sponsorships

Click on the button below to register your team or become a table sponsor! 

Proceeds to benefit Awareness Washington County 

Thank you,

Marji Morris, Co-Director AWC Emeritus -  812-216-6505
Cheryl Lee, Director AWC -  812-844-0431
Yvonne Maxey, Assistant Director WTY  - 812-620-0282



Self Discovery





"AWC has helped fill in the missing pieces of what I've needed as a leader in different areas in my life. It has clarified leadership for me as well as given me an appreciation for our county & community as a whole."

"As a result of Awareness Washington County, I have grown more confident in my capacity to be a servant leader who will create change in our community for years to come. Awareness has given me the tools to also lead others into servant leadership. ."

"The lessons I have learned at Awareness Washington County has helped me become an even better leader. The skills and relationships have helped me to examine how I do things and how I can improve on a daily basis. Washington County is a better place because of the AWC program"

"I have learned when the time is right to be quiet and listen & speak up. People have all kinds of different battles that are rarely seen. Be kind to everyone."

"I have tools to better appreciate my colleagues’ skills and aptitudes, and with that, I am a better co-worker. The increase in my ability to empathize with people has helped me collaborate where before there was conflict."