It's a competition. There's food. What's not to love?
Get the creative juices flowing (and maybe the heartburn medication as well) by hosting a community-wide chili cook-off. All you need to do is provide the tables, paper goods, drinks, and corn bread. Let your residents to the rest.
Optional "fixin's" for the chili can include sour cream, cheese, onions, tabasco, chips, and crackers.
If your budget allows, purchase a trophy or plaque to present to the winners, along with prizes. You can approach your complex or local businesses for donations.
Event Type: Party, Competition
Target Group: Misc. Adults/Seniors/Single Adults/Women/Men/Children/Families
Event Scope: Breadth
Have you done an event like this in the past? If so, share your best practices with us in the comments section.