Attention chili cooks, motorcycle riders, volunteer fire departments and Halloween costume contestants. Compete for more than $3,000 in prizes and 16 awards at the North Texas Firefighters Fundraiser on Oct. 26, in Whitewright. Anyone can enter, and proceeds will be divided among the volunteer fire departments that participate.

The first 15 chili contestants who register early will be entered into a drawing for a $75 gift card from Academy Sports & Outdoors donated by Plano and McKinney. Contestants must be present to win.

The first 25 motorcycle riders who register early will be entered into a drawing for a $100 dining card donated by Rick’s Chophouse in McKinney.

The Best-Decorated Firefighter Boot contest winner takes home a prize for their volunteer fire department. You can vote for your favorite boot by dropping donations into the boot(s) you like best. The boot with the most money wins, and the VFDs take home the collections in their respective boots.

Kids, there are Halloween costume contest prizes and loads of trick or treat candy will be handed out by the American Legion. Meet real volunteer firefighters and learn how boys and girls can be firefighters when you grow up.

Attendees can win a $50 fine-dining card at the Friday Women’s Club Bake & Garage Sale, which funds character awards and creative writing scholarships for students.

Spectators, come early and watch all kinds of motorcycles as they depart from Whitewright from 8:15 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Have breakfast and lunch in the park, and negotiate bargains with the 4th Monday Trade Days merchandise vendors and the Friday Women’s Club of Whitewright.