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Big Brothers-Big Sisters need your help in expanding operations

Big Brothers and Big Sisters held a chili cookoff fundraiser Saturday in Newburgh in hopes of expanding its operations in Warrick County.

It was a chili cookoff competition that was free to the public.

Program Director Sandy Minasian says Big Brothers-Big Sisters needs to raise between $50,000 and $75,000 before starting a new chapter in Warrick County, and she says Saturday's chili cookoff will get that fundraising effort started.

Saturday's fundraiser is being hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Historic Newburgh at Newburgh's American Legion Post. Teams from all over Warrick County are there, right now, serving up their best chili recipes in hopes of winning the competition.

Kiwanis Club President Wayne Fiester says the food is free to anyone, but that they are asking for monetary donations to benefit Big Brothers-Big Sisters.

Fiester also says live music and a silent auction are part of the fundraiser and that all proceeds from the auction will benefit the group as well.

"We can't start it until we have between $50,000 and $75,000. So, this is seed money. This is, 'OK, let's get out there, community and let's help these kids that are in need of us,'" Fiester said.

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