"Baby, it's cold outside, I really can't stay..."

But some like it hot, hot, hot!

And unique...

"It's time to get chili and get out of the chilly January weather," said Pioneer Presbyterian Youth leader Pam Bluhm, anticipating the youth group's upcoming Chill Fest Chili Supper, a fundraiser slated for Saturday, Jan. 26.

"We're having a chili supper and our salsa contest. The chili supper is a fundraiser for the youth group's mission trip which they take every summer to help people in other parts of the country," said Bluhm. "This year's trip is in the planning, and we may go to Rapid City, S.D. The trips are family mission trips, so it helps people get together with their families and do good for others."

The chili supper, which is $6 per person, features a menu of chili, garlic bread, bars, milk and coffee, as well as "the good stuff" to put on top, including sour cream, onions, hot sauce and more.

"Our chili supper starts at 4:30 in the afternoon and lasts until everything's gone or until 6:30 at night. We're also having a small craft show featuring quilted items by Helen Jackson and crafts by her daughter and granddaughter, Colleen and Lydia Bartz, and maybe a few more people," Bluhm added.

She also explained how the salsa contest will be held at the church before the chili supper.

"The contest starts at 3 that afternoon, and it's open to anybody. There are four categories - mild, medium, hot and unique - and there'll be prizes for the best in each category," she said.

If one would like to enter a salsa in the contest, bring it to the church between noon and 2:30, and judging begins at 3 sharp.

"You'll have to label your jars, but put the label on the bottom so we don't know whose salsa is whose," Bluhm requested. "We look forward to tasting the salsa and deciding whose is the winner."

She noted that in addition to prizes, the winning salsa chef "gets the bragging rights" for the year's best salsa.

Bluhm invited the public to stop in at Pioneer Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Jan. 26, and warm up together as Chill Fest takes place across Chatfield.

Pioneer Presbyterian Church is located at 206 Fillmore St. SE, Chatfield. For more information on the supper or contest, contact Pam Bluhm at (507) 867-3870.