The 4th annual Firefighters Chili & Music Fest was held on August 17th & 18th, on Augusta Street. Over 20 competitors battled it our for Chili supremacy, with the Five Alarm Cup finally coming home to a Fire Department team. Congratulations to the team from Station 12 headed by Mark Middleton. Mark has been in contention every year and finally found the winning recipe. Peoples Choice chili went to Gallagher’s Bar & Lounge, this was their second time winning an award at the cook-off having won the Five Alarm Cup two years previous. Chili Cook-Off new comer Chuck’s Burger took home the award for Best Booth, they really brought their A game to compete with a fantastic booth display and four chili’s to offer. Many thanks to the other contestants for making this the best Cook-Off to date.Our Children’s Play Area was once again featured on Saturday and with a Wizard Bouncy Castle, a magician/balloon animal artist and fantastic face painting by Artsy Ali, for more info visit her website http://artsy-ali.weebly.com/ .
Despite some technical difficulties Friday night a stellar show was put on by One Night Stand, Weekend Riot Club, 40 Sons and Headliner Pratically Hip. Saturday the weather was perfect and the record crowds enjoyed all the chili and live music we could muster up. Live How You Live laid down a smoking set that had people on their feet from the first chord to the last. A big thank you to all the people who came down to Augusta Street over the week end to help us raise funds for our Assistance Fund.