Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

October 10, 2012

Chili lovers brave rain, “chilly” weather to support GFD

Rob Cox
Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg — Friday night, the Greensburg Fire Department (GFD) Lady’s Auxiliary held its annual Chili Supper at the GFD fire station.

Auxiliary member Marilyn Hoeing told the Daily News that proceeds from the supper are poured back into community fire-fighting efforts.

“We use the money to do things like help families who lose their homes due to fire,” Hoeing explained. “We also use it to buy smoke detectors for those who otherwise can’t afford them and to support fire-safety -and- prevention programs.”

Added Auxiliary member Kathy Reynolds, “We also use it to buy smoke-detector batteries. All the money goes back into the community.”

Friday’s supper included a 50/50 raffle, wherein participants purchase a ticket and then, when a single winner is named at the end of the night, the money is evenly split between the winner and the Auxiliary.

Despite chilly, wet weather, the GFD fire-engine bays were packed with diners, seated at long tables, enjoying camaraderie and chili, which is prepared in-house by GFD firefighters Trevor Cook and Brad Tressler.

GFD Chief Scott Chasteen called turnout for the event “steady,” and said it was too early to compare turnout for last year’s event with this year’s edition.

“The community never lets us down for the Chili Supper,” Chasteen said. “We always have good turnout; this year is no exception.”

Contact: Rob Cox at 812-663-3111 x7011.