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Chicken stew cooks welcome for competition

ADVANCE – The Advance Fire Department Auxiliary will host its fourth annual Chicken Stew Competition on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 5-8 p.m. at the main station on N.C. Hwy 801 S.

Tickets for adults and children will be available at the door, adults $10/child 10-under $5 – for all-you-can-eat chicken stew, hotdogs and desserts.

Each meal includes a vote for your favorite stew chef and additional votes may be purchased for $1 each.

This year there will be two categories, Peoples Choice and Judges Choice.

Entertainment will be provided by Mona Jo Griffin and Friends.

The auxiliary is accepting competition entries and are seeking dessert donations.

If interested in entering the competition, contact Benita Finney at 336-671-0343.

Last year, Del and Chad Cooper, representing Team Hartman, took home the prize for the second year and will return this year to defend their title. They will face  2017 Champions Jeff and Lora Carter and a first time competitors Chris and Lianne Smalley. There are still slots for additional entries.

Proceeds benefit the Advance Fire Department Auxiliary for events such as What Christmas Is All About, fire scene rehab, and community outreach.