Missouri Patriot Express holds chili cook-off fundraiser

Missouri Patriot Express is holding a chili cook-off fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday†at Dellís Power Sports, 3105 S.W. U.S. 40, Blue Springs. Proceeds will benefit Fisher House and Operation Military Embrace.

There are four categories: Hot/spicy, mild/medium, white and other (elk, turkey, buffalo, etc.) There will also be an award for the best overall chili. To enter the cook-off contest, call Dan Coleman at 816-682-2150 or Carol Diaz at 816-405-8082.

You may also purchase a sample bowl for $5, and vote on your favorite chili in each category. Following your samples, you may purchase full bowls of your favorite chili and add your favorite toppings for an additional $2 per bowl.

Patriot Express is a volunteer group of caring individuals that have come together under the Dave Barr Foundation, a not for profit organization that was founded in 2000. It was designed to raise awareness and provide donations, support and counseling to the families of our injured veterans, and the troops who returned from duty with long-term medical care needs. Patriot Express has been active in Missouri since 2010.

To learn more about Fisher House of St. Louis, visit www.fisherhouseinstl.org and Operation Military Embrace at www.operationmilitaryembrace.com.