The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

Chili feed Cancelled for the first time in 65 years


September 30, 2020

The Big Sandy Fire Department Annual Chili Feed, complete with rides in fire engines and ambulances, has been a Big Sandy staple for 65 years. However, what should have been a celebration of a landmark anniversary has been canceled. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Fire Department has reluctantly decided that the risks of holding such a large indoor event were too high this year. “We hated to do it, but we just couldn’t see any other way,” explains Big Sandy Fire Chief, Larry Ophus. However, they will still be holding the raffle. The event is a major fundraiser for the local fire depa...

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