Date of release: November 16, 2021
The City of Paducah is holding Firehouse Chili on Friday, November 19 to benefit the United Way of Paducah-McCracken County. Everyone is invited to Fire Station #1 located at 301 Washington Street from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. to purchase a bowl of chili, hot dog, or a boxed meal with chili, a hotdog, chips, dessert, and drink. Paducah firefighters are cooking the chili. Bring the entire family or office and enjoy lunch at one of the many tables set up in the fire station’s heated bays.
Human Resources Generalist McKenzie Huskey is coordinating the lunch. Huskey said, “We are thankful to be able to provide this fundraising luncheon this year. Due to COVID-19, we had to cancel last year’s event. I want to thank the Paducah Fire Department for hosting the luncheon and cooking the amazing chili. This is a great opportunity to enjoy great food and networking and give back to the community. I encourage everyone to stop by Station 1 and support the United Way.”
Huskey added that donations from City staff and sponsors make this annual event successful. “Midtown Market provides the meat to make the chili, and Pepsi MidAmerica donates the drinks and a promotional banner. Artisan Kitchen is donating bakery items while Sam’s Club and Walmart are providing gift cards to help purchase luncheon supplies. This generosity enables 100% of the proceeds to benefit the United Way.”
In 2019, Firehouse Chili raised $1700 dollars. Annually, City of Paducah employees raise approximately $10,000 for the United Way through fundraising events such as Firehouse Chili and employee contributions out of paychecks.
Firehouse Chili Menu and Prices
Note: cash or check only
Boxed Meal (chili, hotdog, chips, dessert, and drink) $10.00
Bowl of Chili $5.00
Hot Dog $3.00