NFD vs NPD Chili Cookoff


Local police and fire fighters come together for a friendly rivalry that benefits a good cause.

The Neosho Police and Fire Department held their 5th Annual Chili Cookoff today during the Fall Festival.
What once started as a fire department event just five years ago, the Neosho Police Department join in to bring some friendly competition between the emergency services.
Family and friends could try each department’s chili and vote on whichever one they liked best.

“We just wanted to bring them in. Make it an emergency services thing for the city of Neosho and get a little competition going.” says Jim Ledford, Neosho Deputy Fire Chief

“It’s a friendly competition and it’s a good fundraiser. The kids enjoy coming out seeing the fire trucks and police car, so it’s a good way to bring the two entities together and have a fun time with the kids and the community.” says Sergeant Dustin Whitehall, Neosho Police Department

All proceeds from t-shirt sales and donations go directly to the Shop With A Hero Christmas campaign.
This campaign allows emergency responders to shop with local children for Christmas gifts.

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