The Gonzales Fire Department invites the community to join in their 3rd Annual Chili Cook-off and Sale benefitting Project Kidz Kove on Nov. 15.

The Gonzales Fire Department invites the community to join in their 3rd Annual Chili Cook-off and Sale benefitting Project Kidz Kove on Nov. 15. "Last year we sold over 500 quarts of chili, raising an amazing $5,500 for Project Kidz Kove", said Fire Chief Tracey Normand. "Each year the event grows and we see more participation from cooks and everyone enjoying the chili. Our participation helps Project Kidz Kove get closer to their goal and we are happy to be a part of their success".

Please join the Gonzales Fire Department, businesses and individuals as they strive to exceed last year's efforts on Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. -4 p.m., at the Public Safety Center, 724 Orice Roth Road, Gonzales. To achieve this goal, cooks are needed to enter the chili cooking contest. Entry fee is $25. Quarts will be sold for $10 each. For entry or pre-order information, please contact: Jessica Breaux at (225) 644-5307, jbreauxatgonzalesfd.com; Leslie Ickes at (225) 933-5173, leslieickesateatel.net; or Stacey Parker at (225) 335-3002, stacparkerathotmail.com.

Project Kidz Kove is dedicated to building an "all access" playground/park in the City of Gonzales to be named "Kidz Kove Discovery Park", which will be utilized by children with special needs as well as typical children from Gonzales, Ascension Parish, and the surrounding areas. For more information, visit Project Kidz Kove website at www.projectkidzkove.com or Facebook Project Kidz Kove.