The Los Alamos Cooperative Market, 95 Entrada Dr., is donating the chicken for Thursday’s “Thrill of the Grill” Chicken Challenge cook-off between local firefighters and the sheriff at Overlook Park.
The community is invited to attend the event, which is 3-5 p.m., next to the bandstand. Fire Chief Troy Hughes will assist Deputy Chief Justin Grider in the battle against Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero.
County Councilor Kristin Henderson, LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt and Concert Promoter Russ Gordon are serving as judges for the blind taste test to determine who will be crowned the 2013 Chicken King.
Tickets will be drawn for prizes during the event and proceeds will benefit community and educational programs of the Santa Fe Opera Guild, Inc., including the Young Voices Program. The Los Alamos Opera Guild is hosting the event.