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12th annual Chili Cook-off to support veteran transportation

Volunteer Transportation Center

WATERTOWN – The American Legion Auxiliary of Jefferson County will host its 12th annual Chili Cook-off from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St.

Come out and vote for the best chili from northern New York’s premier chili chefs. Fort Drum Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. John McNeirney will represent Soldiers at opening ceremonies at noon.

All proceeds will support the Volunteer Transportation Center in transporting veterans and their Families without a way to get to medical and other essential services. This is a Yellow Ribbon event.

More than 30 different chilis will be available for unlimited sampling. One of the chef entries will be presented by the Fort Drum Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program. You can help them win the People's Choice award by voting for their chili.

Admission is $6 per person, $2 for children (12 and younger) and $15 for families. Present your military ID to take advantage of discounted admission of $5 per person, $1 for children (12 and younger) and $12 for Families.

BOSS enhances the quality of life and morale of single Soldiers, increases retention, sustains readiness and maintains the all-volunteer force supporting an expeditionary force. BOSS programs achieve this posture by supporting quality of life, community service, and recreation and leisure.

The Volunteer Transportation Center is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide essential transportation for North Country residents who have no other alternatives. This service is provided through approximately 100 volunteer drivers who are reimbursed for their mileage.

If you are interested in volunteering, donating, or know of someone in need of service, contact the Volunteer Transportation Center at 788-0422, or visit


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