Annual Freedom Friday Chili Cook-Off

Lots of folks came out recently to enjoy the annual Freedom Friday Chili Cook-off at Founders Square in downtown Hopkinsville, hosted by the Christian County Military Affairs Committee for the Christian County Chamber of Commerce.

Lindsey Geraci, Director of Military Affairs for the Chamber, spoke about the event.

“We know we've been holding this event for at least 28 years,” Geraci said. “This year, we have a total of 21 teams competing for some great prizes including a $1,000 grand prize, cash prizes for all the top finishers, and also for the teams voted Crowd Favorite and Best Décor.

Locals paid a $2 entry fee, and members of the military were given free access. Once in, everyone had an opportunity to fill their chili cups with samples from this year's enthusastic competitors. Food trucks and live music were also on the schedule as well as a kid zone.