Firefighters annual chili cook-off fundraiser - Tucson News Now

Firefighters annual chili cook-off fundraiser

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Southern Arizona firefighters will be battling it out to see who is the ‘best of the best' chili cooker.

The chili cook-off started at 10 a.m. out in front of city hall, where firefighters from all over Pima County have made hundreds of gallons of chili. 

There are more than 30 booths, but it's not just chili being offered, there will be nachos and hot dogs.  The best thing about this event is it also gives back to the community.  For just a $1 a cup the community can sample that delicious chili, with all money raised going to the Firefighters ‘adopt a family' program.  This is a program where the firefighters buy toys and food for families in need during the holiday season.

Last year's chili cook-off raised around $60,000 and this year the firefighters are trying to beat that mark. 

Bragging rights are also on the line - several awards will be presented, including best chili and best decorated booth.

Copyright 2013 Tucson News Now All rights reserved.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • UA fans consider teams future without Sean Miller court side Saturday

    UA fans consider teams future without Sean Miller court side Saturday

    Sunday, February 25 2018 1:00 AM EST2018-02-25 06:00:13 GMT

    Current students and alumni agreed, the news of a bribery scandal attached to their beloved team was disappointing. "It's all just fallen apart in the last couple of days and it's really disappointing," said John Partin, a freshman at the University of Arizona.

    Current students and alumni agreed, the news of a bribery scandal attached to their beloved team was disappointing. "It's all just fallen apart in the last couple of days and it's really disappointing," said John Partin, a freshman at the University of Arizona.

  • Ducks rally back to stop UA in OT

    Ducks rally back to stop UA in OT

    Sunday, February 25 2018 12:58 AM EST2018-02-25 05:58:01 GMT
    (Photos courtesy: AP and ESPN).(Photos courtesy: AP and ESPN).

    The Ducks over come a big night from Deandre Ayton to keep Cats from clinching conference title.

    The Ducks over come a big night from Deandre Ayton to keep Cats from clinching conference title.

  • One person hospitalized after fire in Marana

    One person hospitalized after fire in Marana

    Sunday, February 25 2018 12:48 AM EST2018-02-25 05:48:50 GMT
    Firefighters from Avra Valley and Picture Rocks responded to the burning mobile home (Source: Tucson News Now).Firefighters from Avra Valley and Picture Rocks responded to the burning mobile home (Source: Tucson News Now).
    Firefighters from Avra Valley and Picture Rocks responded to the burning mobile home (Source: Tucson News Now).Firefighters from Avra Valley and Picture Rocks responded to the burning mobile home (Source: Tucson News Now).

    Crews from Avra Valley Fire and Picture Rocks Fire rushed to a home in Marana Saturday night. By the time the flames were out, one person was sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation, according to firefighters at the scene.

    Crews from Avra Valley Fire and Picture Rocks Fire rushed to a home in Marana Saturday night. By the time the flames were out, one person was sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation, according to firefighters at the scene.

Powered by Frankly