Thursday, November 21, 2013
On Saturday, Nov. 23, a crowd of more than 1,000 animal lovers is expected at Charleston Animal Society’s 14th annual Celebrity Chili Cook-off and Oyster Roast at Joe Riley Stadium. Slated from 1 to 5 p.m., the event will feature award-winning chili, “endless oysters,” local beers as well as non-alcoholic beverages. Music will be provided by Best Laid Plan and attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a Kids Zone, a TV Football Zone and a Game Zone. Charleston Animal Society will also have animals available for adoption and will be selling its “hot” 2014 Charleston Animal Society Firefighter Calendar, with special guest appearances by some calendar models.
The Chili Cook-off serves as Charleston Animal Society’s largest annual fundraiser. As Charleston’s only open admissions shelter, Charleston Animal Society takes in more than 11,000 community animals each year, making it far-and-away the Lowcountry’s largest animal rescue organization. They spend in excess of $500,000 annually treating injured, abused and neglected local animals.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and include all the oysters and chili you can eat. They can be purchased at www.CharlestonAnimalSociety.org.