And the Winners are....

Congratulations to the three winners!  As voted by attendees, Smokehaus (David Mielke) was named Best Restaurant Chili, while the Merrimack Lions Club (Adam Jump) received the Best Lions Club Chili title and two sisters, Audrey and Abigail Harbold, won Best Individual Chili at the Feb. 7 event.  All four intend to defend their titles at next year's Fire & Ice, set for Feb. 5, 2021. This year featured 17 entries, including five Lions Clubs and two restaurants. 

Attendees were treated to entertainment by the Amherst Middle School Jazz and Ukulele Bands, and Theater group; Souhegan High School FIRST Robotics; and balloon sculptures by Krickey the Clown.

Free eye screenings resulted in two significant findings. The Lions use the fund-raiser to help local charities including sight and hearing programs as well as needs-based scholarships.

See you next year!

It's official! 18 total chili entrants at the Lions Fire & Ice event tomorrow! 9 individual, 4 eateries and 5 Lions Clubs have signed up to be the best chili in the area in their category. Join us at the Amherst Middle School, 14 Cross Road, 5-7 pm, February 7.  Cash donation with all proceeds going to local and international charities. 


Krickey's coming! This popular Amherst clown will be on site at the 

Lions' Fire & Ice event, Friday, Feb 7. She makes incredible balloon art! At the same time, enjoy our chili entrant's recipes and make yourself an ice cream sundae -- all for the price of a cash donation.

See you at the Amherst Middle school, 5-7 pm. 

Amherst Middle School students have many talents. Check out their Jazz Band, Friday, Feb 7, at the Lions' Fire & Ice event. You'll not be disappointed!

At the same time, enjoy our chili entrant's recipes and make yourself an ice cream sundae -- all for the price of a cash donation.  See you at the middle school, 5-7 pm. 



Competition is building for the Amherst Lions Club 5th Annual Fire & Ice set for Friday, Feb 7, 5-7 pm, at the Amherst Middle School!  In addition to local Individual and Restaurant contestants, FIVE AREA LIONS CLUBS HAVE AGREED TO ENTER THEIR BEST CHILI in the Lions Club category. But you have to pick the winner in each category! In the meantime, if you're wanting to volunteer, check out these other outstanding Lions clubs:  MilfordMerrimackBedford and Brookline .


As of Jan. 27, five outstanding eateries have signed up to enter their chili at the Amherst Lions Club 5th Annual Fire & Ice set for Friday, Feb 7, 5-7 pm, at the Amherst Middle School! SmokehausMoulton's MarketPapa Joe's Humble Kitchen and Cafe on the Oval (last year's winner). Check them out soon and see you at the Fire & Ice! 



Amherst Lions Club 5th Annual Fire & Ice is rapidly approaching! Right now, there are 19 total entries in one of the three categories: individual, restaurant and NH Lions Clubs. But you just might have the perfect recipe as voted by participants. And if you are a chili connoisseur, this is the event!  Contact Bob Miskelly at to enter.  Entertainment includes the Amherst Middle School Jazz Band and Krickey The Clown. If it is cold enough, Recreations Services will have the ice rink open for night skating.  In addition to chili, there will be corn bread, salad with all the fixings, drinks, and hot dogs for those who might not care for chili. A make-your-own ice cream sundae making station will also be available. Cash donations are accepted.  Be there: Amherst Middle School, Friday, Feb 7, 5-7 pm.


 Fire & Ice Photos

(Photos by Lion David McBee)





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