Pathways of Honor, a local nonprofit organization established to honor veterans, and Grain Valley Chiropractic have teamed up to host a Chili Cookoff on Saturday, October 5th to raise funds to complete the Legacy Plaza Veterans Tribute.
The Chili Cook-Off Competition will be held Saturday October 5, 2019 in the pavilion behind the Grain Valley Community Center. Individuals, organizations, and businesses are encouraged to enter to compete against each other for the honor of being crowed the chili cookoff champion. Cooks from the Grain Valley Police Department, Grain Valley City Hall, Moxie Pest Control, Purple Peace Foundation, and Central Jackson Country Fire Protection District have registered to date.
Team registration is open till October 1, 2019 and registration forms are at Grain Valley Chiropractic, Valley Tax Service, Grain Valley City Hall and the Grain Valley Community Center. The registration fee of $25.00 will cover the team’s Health Department application and permit issued after inspections.
The public is invited to join in the fun on October 5th, and a number of family-friendly activities will be included in the event. Family fun starts at 11:30am with a bounce house, balloon twisting by Funtastic Balloon Creations, and music by a local DJ.
The public can taste chili by purchasing a $5.00 tasting ticket. Taste testers may vote for the People’s Choice Trophies at the Cook-Off.
Tickets are available at Grain Valley Chiropractic, Valley Tax Service, and the Community Center, and will be sold at the event. For additional questions please call 816-443-5485.
Sponsors of the event include OOIDA and Valley Tax Service. Additional sponsors are welcome. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, call 816-434-5485.
Funds raised at the event will assist in the completion of Phase 3 of the Legacy Plaza Veterans Tribute at Butterfly Trail in Grain Valley.
Phase 2 of the Legacy Plaza Veterans Tribute was completed earlier this month.
“Bill Bushey Concrete Construction completed work on Phase 2 of the Legacy Plaza Veterans Tribute on September 12, 2019 which included building the concrete plaza with the six flagpole bases built into the concrete for the six branches of our military. Four concrete pads were also poured that will have benches installed on them in next sixty days. A new feature was added to the site, which is a small flag pole plaza for the POW- MIA Flag to wave,” Michael Switzer, Secretary of the Board of Pathways of Honor said.
The site was also landscaped with additional dirt and is ready for native plantings in 2020. Phase 3 involves the addition of the six flag poles, flags, and landscaping. Funds raised from the chili cookoff competition will aid Pathways of Honor in completing this third phase of the project.
For more information on Pathways of Honor, visit www.pathwaysofhonor.com.
Phase 2 of the Legacy Plaza Veterans Tribute was recently completed. The plaza is located at Butterfly Trail in Grain Valley.
A chili cookoff competition is being held Saturday, October 5th to help raise funds to add six flag poles, flags, and landscaping.
Photo credit: Pathways of Honor
In addition to supporting the Legacy Plaza Veterans Tribute through the Chili Cookoff, Pathways of Honor is selling “story bricks” to honor veterans.
Visit donationbricks.com/legacyplaza for more information.
Photo credit: Sara Unrein