On February 1, once again, the people of Henderson, Freed-Hardeman University Alumni, faculty, staff and students will perfect their recipes to create what they hope will be the champion chili in the third annual FHU Chili Bowl.
“This has become a great event on our campus,” said Betsy Hesselrode, director of alumni relations at FHU. “It is a lot of fun for families and friends of the community to come and enjoy a ballgame and some great Chili.”
All proceeds from the ticket sales of this year’s event will go to the Dennis Cagle Memorial Fund. According to Hesselrode, that decision was easy.
“The Henderson Community is very important to Freed-Hardeman University,” said Hesselrode. “From the city and county governments, to the Chamber to all of the wonderful people who help make an education at Freed-Hardeman a reality, Henderson is very important to our mission and what we do in this community. The protection we receive from our police department is no exception. We want this year’s event to be our biggest yet so we can show our appreciation to those who protect our community and our university. Hopefully donations to the Dennis Cagle Memorial Fund will be one more demonstration by the community and the university how we appreciate the Henderson Police force and what they do for our community.
The Chili Bowl is open to everyone. There will be a live music and prizes and of course, lots of tasty Chili. The doors open at 5:30. The Chili Bowl will be followed by a basketball game between the FHU Lions and Lambuth University. Teams can register for $25. Rules and entry forms are available at www.fhu.edu/chilibowl. Tickets for unlimited tasting are $5. Students and seniors are welcome for $3. For more information contact the FHU Office of Alumni Relations at 731-989-6021.