Chili cook off, corn hole tournament set for Oct. 23

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The 2021 installment of the event will be held Oct 23 at the Melissa City Hall pavilion.

The fifth annual Melissa Rotary Chili Cook off and Corn hole Tournament will be held at 11 a.m. Oct 23 at the Melissa City Hall pavilion. Members of the high school football team will serve as the chili judges. All money raised will go toward fighting polio across the globe. 

Oct. 24 is World Polio Day.  It’s a day designated to raise awareness about the serious illness that still plagues many people to this day.   Melissa Rotarians will donate money generated from the chili cook off and corn hole tournant to the End Polio fund, which is working to eradicate polio. 

Progress continues to be made against the disease. Last year, the World Health Organization’s African region was certified free of wild poliovirus, showing that eradication is possible even in very difficult circumstances. The wild poliovirus remains endemic in just two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. 

For more information about this event and the Melissa Rotary Club, call John Cave at 972-836-3201 or email him