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Organizers prepare for the 24th annual Chili Night in Uptown Beckley

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The 24th annual Chili Night in Uptown Beckley is quickly approaching The 24th annual Chili Night in Uptown Beckley is quickly approaching
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The 24th annual Chili Night in Uptown Beckley is quickly approaching. It's a time for local eateries to cook up their best batch of the hearty meal.

The competition involves more than 40 participants, three stages of entertainment, vendors, ride and slide activities for kids and more. Director of Beckley events, Jill Moorefield, explained why the celebration is about much more than just chili.

"It's a good way for organizations to get the word out, they can do other fundraising and sell other items, don't make much off of the chili but they can create awareness for their organization or business so it's a really great publicity opportunity," Moorefield said.

This year the fun will be on Saturday, October 4th beginning at 5 p.m.

With your $5 admission you receive 5 sample tickets and a voting coin.

Vendors can still register at  www.beckley.org