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oakley goggles Feel the heat: Fire at the Foothills chili and barbecue cook-off is Saturday in ChelseaThe Fire at the Foothills barbecue and chili cook-off will happen from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Tractor Supply in Chelsea. (Courtesy)

Some digestive tracts may feel the heat this Saturday with the barbecue and chili cook-off in Chelsea.

The event that benefits the March of Dimes and the ChelseaFire Department's fire safety program featuring Hero the Dalmatian will happen from noon to 4 p.m. at Tractor Supply off U.S. Highway 280.

Fire Chief Wayne Shirley said the competition is heatingup. "So far we have 10 chili entries," Shirley said Tuesday night.

Event coordinator Scott Weygand said there are eightbarbecue competitors ready for the event.

"It's a great family event. The weather should be nice. We'vegot a lot of sponsors that put a lot behind this to make it fun and verysuccessful," Weygand said.

Tickets available at the gate cost each for adults andkids are free. "You get to go around and taste the barbecue and the chili aslong as it's available," Weygand said.

The band Catalyst Red will be performing. There will be aplay area for children and vendors for visitors to enjoy.

Plus, it's all for a good cause. "Hero's fire safetyprogram goes and teaches kids about fire safety," Weygand said.

Last year's event raised ,061 for the March of Dimesand 5 for Hero and his fire safety program.

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