Checotah’s 12 th Annual Chili Cook-Off to Benefit Heartland Heritage Center

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Checotah, Oklahoma, is the place to be on Saturday, February 23, to taste some of the best chili around and enjoy a raffle and an auction to benefit the Heartland Heritage Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. at the First Free Will Baptist Church Event Center for the Chili Cook-Off.

The competition entry forms may be obtained at Checotah City Hall. Cash prizes include first place of $500 and People’s Choice prize of $250. A raffle and an auction are included at the event. The auction features a “Bed & Breakfast Get Away, Give Away.” The raffle is for a Liberty gun safe. Raffle tickets sell for $1.00 each or six for $5 and can be purchased at Richey’s Gun & Pawn, Checotah Chamber of Commerce, McIntosh Co. Democrat, 69 Diner and Armstrong Bank.

All proceeds of the raffle go to the Heartland Heritage Museum Gallery. For more information, contact the Checotah Chamber of Commerce at 918.473.2070 or Frankie Blagg at 918.916.9015. The Checotah Chamber of Commerce, located at 201 N. Broadway, is a member of Green Country Marketing Association, one of 11 multi-county organizations working with the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, the Oklahoma Travel Industry Assn. and the other multi-country associations to promote state tourism, an $8.6 billion industry.

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