Gonzales Fire Department hosts Kidz Kove Chili Cook Off

Staff reports

The Gonzales Fire Department invites the community to their 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off and Sale benefitting Project Kidz Kove on November 17.

“Last year we sold over 200 quarts of chili, raising an amazing $4000 for Project Kidz Kove”, said Fire Chief Tracey Normand.  “This year we look forward to doubling our efforts.  This park is the dream of the Project Kidz Kove Board of Directors and we want to help make this park happen”. Please join the Fire Department, business and individuals as they strive to exceed last year’s efforts on November 17, 2011, from 11 a.m.-6 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, contact: Jessica Breaux at  644-5307 or email jbreaux@gonzalesfd.com; Leslie Ickes at  933-5173 or email leslieickes@eatel.net; or Stacey Parker at 335-3002, or email stacparker@hotmail.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. Acreage for Kidz Kove Discovery Park was dedicated by the City of Gonzales, and once completed will be maintained by the City’s department of recreation. Title Wave Sponsor-BASF Corporation.

 For more information, visit Project Kidz Kove website at www.projectkidzkove.com or Facebook Project Kidz Kove, or call 644-5273.