Each year our Kiwanis Club is blessed to receive a donation from the Chilifest project. This year, 2017, we received $2000.
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Chilifest 2017 was a success as a community of volunteers worked together to deliver an event that was safe and fun! For over 26 years, Chilifest Inc. has been able to give sizable contributions to many local organizations and charities, which have totaled OVER THREE MILLION DOLLARS since its inception. Chilifest will be celebrating 27 years in 2018 and the date has been set for Friday and Saturday, April 6th and April 7th.
The purpose of Chilifest Inc. is to offer assistance to thousands of ill, neglected, and less fortunate individuals; as well as provide funding for many organizations who put forth the effort to resolve the life-threatening problems that endanger the lives of so many.
This year Chilifest Inc. will contribute $161,000 back to local organizations and charities of the Brazos Valley and surrounding areas. Chilifest Inc. is taking a greater effort to support alcohol awareness organizations partnering with Kristen Distributing and Miller Lite to donate to C.A.R.E., Coalition on Alcohol Responsibility & Education. C.A.R.E.'s mission is to provide prevention education and outreach to the Brazos Valley through networking, coordinating activities, providing funding to community agencies that provide education and outreach, and fundraising to support these efforts.
This is the third year that Chilifest has been opened to the public for two days making Chili fest a two day event. By doing this, Chilifest created more opportunities for sponsors, for volunteers, and for those attending to listen to live music from well renowned copntry artists. This year we created a new addition to the Chilifest experience, the Chilifest Village. This is a fenced off area that included canopy tents, food and drinks, and seating (very similar to Tailgate Guys for Aggie game days). With adding additional opportunities along with an extremely organized event that provides top of the line entertainment, it allows Chilifest to get bigger and better every year.
The overall attendance was great with 35,000 people attending in a two-day window. All in all, when you are able to give back to the community as Chilifest Inc. has year after year, it is something to be PROUD of. Chilifest Inc. prides themselves on this tradition, a tradition that makes a POSITIVE impact in the Brazos Valley.