Chili cook-off will raise money for rescue equipment


April 25, 2024

Ola Richards / Petersburg Pilot

The Petersburg Police Department celebrates its victory last year in the 2nd Annual Guns and Hoses Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser. Meredith Evens won best dish overall while Angel Worhatch won most unique. From left: Tina Kerr, Jim Kerr, Dea Ayriss, Drew Ayriss, Meredith Evens, and Trish Titterington.

This Friday, the Petersburg Police Department and the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department are turning up the heat for the annual Guns and Hoses Chili Cook-off fundraiser.

This will be the third year Don and Julie Spigelmyre have hosted the cook-off. The event was dreamed up by the couple on an airplane ride from Michigan to Petersburg.

"We got to talking about how much we appreciate the volunteerism with the fire department," Don told the Petersburg Pilot. The Spigelmyres decided they wanted to do something to show their appreciation.

And they wanted to create an opportunity for the community...

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