Glendo hosts second annual chili cook-off

A fire engine is a regular visitor in the Glendo Christmas parade and Glendo Days. The Glendo Volunteer Fire Deparment is hosting the second annual chili cook-off this coming Saturday in Glendo.

GLENDO – The Glendo Volunteer Fire Department is hosting the second annual Glendo chili cook-off Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Glendo Fire Hall.

There will be chili, cornbread and dessert served and the admission for the event is $5. Children under 5 years of age are free. Your admission includes three votes for People’s Choice Awards. In addition, there will be a silent auction, prize raffles and a 50/50 raffle.

The event is held to raise money for the fire department and to bring the community together. The town of Glendo provides a budget to help maintain response vehicles and equipment because the budget is simply not large enough to cover all expenses. The department works to obtain additional funding through grants, but many of them only cover 50% of the costs.

The funds raised will be used to provide bunker gear, radios, new quick response rescue and medical vehicle, replacement of worn out self contained breathing apparatus and replace outdated SCBA air fill station with one that is cleaner, faster and mobile.

The Glendo Volunteer fire department responds to fires, accidents, medical assistance calls and other hazardous events in an approximately 624 square mile area which includes 22 miles of I-25 and Glendo State Park.

Sponsors and donors are also still being sought for this event. To get more information or to help out in any way, please call Sabrine Mace at 307-359-5297 or you can visit them at [email protected].