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Elizabeth Lions chili cook-off Saturday

Members of the Elizabeth Lions Club will host their ninth annual Harrison County Chili Cook-Off on Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the South Harrison Community Center, located at 5101 Main St. SW in Elizabeth.

Everyone is encouraged to submit their chili culinary creations to be judged by local TV celebrity Mike Marshall from WDRB 41 and Harrison County Sheriff Nick Smith. There is a $10 entry fee, and the winner will receive 50% of the fees, a trophy and bragging rights for the year. In addition, second- and third-place ribbons will be presented.

Chili, soups, hot dogs, cornbread, desserts and drinks will be available for a free-will offering.

The event also will include a silent auction with a variety of items donated by local businesses.

Funds raised by the Elizabeth Lions will be used to assist families in the Elizabeth area in times of need. These include such things as assistance with eye glasses and hearing aids, building wheelchair ramps, sponsoring local youth groups, scholarships and helping fund the Harrison County Veterans Service Office van.

“Money raised on Dec. 7 will allow Lions to meet pressing needs in our community,” Tammy Puckett, president of the Lions Club said. “Lions’ members thank everyone who contribute to this important work. You are truly helping Lions make a difference in the Elizabeth community.”

The Elizabeth Lions Club currently has 30 members and meets on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the South Harrison Community Center. Lions Clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs.

For more information or to get involved with the Elizabeth Lions Club, call Puckett at 812-968-4765 or visit Elizabeth Lions Club on Facebook.

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit online at