SMYRNA, TN.- Realtors in Crye-Leike's Smyrna office are continuing their tradition of hosting a chili cook-off fundraiser this fall. This will be their ninth year to organize the event and proceeds from this year's chili supper will benefit the Smyrna - LaVergne Food Bank.


"For our office and agents, this is our big fundraiser for the year, and a delicious one at that," said Crye-Leike Realtor Von Richcreek. "It allows the agents to come together as an office and raise money for a great cause within the community. This year's benefactor of the chili cook-off will be the Smyrna - LaVergne Food Bank."


Richcreek adds, "All charities are important, but when it comes to feeding those who would otherwise be unable to eat, the need to help that cause is overwhelming. This is especially important during this time of year with all of the holidays coming up. We feel the Smyrna - LaVergne Food Bank is a very deserving recipient of the funds that we will raise this year."


Agents from the office will be dusting off their cookbooks and preparing their best chili recipes in hopes of winning the honor as 'Best Chili Cook' and in hopes of helping raise lots of money for charity like they have done in past years for several local organizations.


More than a dozen different styles of chili will be served for an early supper on Tuesday, October 23rd as the Crye-Leike Smyrna Realtors host their 9th annual chili cook-off at their branch office located at 599 Sam Ridley Parkway in West Smyrna.


The Realtors invite the public to join them for supper from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Dinner tickets will be on sale for $5, and everyone who purchases a ticket can sample different chili recipes, toppings, soups and soft drinks. Hot dogs and desserts will also be on sale and additional monetary donations will be accepted to help raise money for the Smyrna - LaVergne Food Bank. There will be an exciting silent auction to raise funds for the food bank and non-perishable food items can also be donated and dropped off at Crye-Leike's Smyrna office on the day of the chili cook-off.


"We personally invite the community to this fun annual event and hope to see many people stop by our office for a tasty chili supper and join our efforts in supporting our local food bank," said Richcreek.


For more information about the chili cook-off fundraiser or for all your real estate needs, please contact the Crye-Leike Smyrna branch office at 615-220-1300.


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