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.

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