BERNARDS TWP., NJ - St. James Men of Charity members were on hand selling tickets for next Saturday's popular fundraising Chili & Chowder Cookoff after this Sunday's masses at the church - but few tickets are left, they said.

Event is Saturday, Jan. 27

The 10th annual charity even is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, in the chapel auditorium of St. James Church, 184 S. Finley Ave., in Basking Ridge.

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As always, there will be homemade chilis and chowders whipped up by both local residents and area professional cooks, including popular restaurants. Participants vote on their favorite in each category.

Beef, wine, and soft drinks are included in the tickets, which cost $45 in advance or $50 at the door.

For tickets, please contact Paul Mattiola, (908) 419-0850 or at pmattiola@yahoo.com. Tickets will be available at the door, while they last. All attendees must be at least 21 years old.

Proceeds benefit St. James School as well as local acts of kindness and service performed by the Men of Charity organization.

Live music will again be presented by Joe Arbadji, as well as a Tricky Tray Raffle and a silent auction to benefit the Katie King Foundation.