Greentown Main Street Association's first ever Boos & Boobs community block party Oct. 28 had a bit of this and a bit of that, from a chili cook-off to a bourbon tasting, with a lot of trick or treating thrown in as well.
More than 500 people came out on a chilly Saturday to try some warm, home-made chili, listen to music, and maybe taste some fine bourbon. Children also came to trick or treat, collecting goodies from various vendors and shops along Greentown's Main Street.
"We are trying to do our part to grow the community," said Rich Lacy of the Greentown Main Street Association as he helped serve folks lined up for samples of the liquor inside Holly's Liquors.
The cook-off event raised $1,000 for breast cancer treatment and research. The chili chefs were set up outside the Greentown Historical Society Museum on Meridian Street, selling their wares by the ladle full. The chef who sold the most was judged the winner.
Greentown native Lindsey Mickler won the cook-off. Mickler is also the executive director for YWCA Greater Lafayette.
The YWCA Greater Lafayette Women's Wellness Program was one of two breast cancer organizations that received the cook-off proceeds. Advanced Medical Imaging of Kokomo's program to give free screenings to women who cannot afford them also received cook-off donations.
Music was provided by Greentown resident and musician Keyton Romero and the Grace Scott Band.