News Maker Kim Eckley on the Chili Cook off

West Oaks Farm Market is hosting the West Oaks Winter Heat Chili Cook Off tomorrow Feb. 19.

The market opens at 10 with cooks on hand and offering samples from 11 until 4.

We spoke with the organizer and head score keeper for the event Kim Eckley in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Kim tells us what to expect at the event.

She also tells us the event is sanctioned by the International Chili Society.

That means the cooks tomorrow could move on to the World Championship Chili Cook Off.

Kim also tells us that the event will benefit Camp Hope a grief support camp for youth in our area.

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It is only $5 to enter with music and sampling and awards being offered for cooks based on your votes.

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