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Chris Young, Jeff Bates to perform at Bark 'n' Purr

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Humane Society fundraiser on Feb. 27

By The Staff

The Humane Society of Levy County invites all chili cooks to participate at the 3rd Annual Bark-N-Purr Charity Concert sponsored by Bubba Que’s & Hungry Howie’s on Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Bronson Youth League Park, 220 Picnic St, Bronson.

Individuals or teams may choose to cook and bring their best pot of chili to the event to be judged on appearance, taste, aroma and texture. There are thousands of types of chili.  All can be entered. From Texas Style, (all meat & spices and never a bean in sight.), to American Style, (ground beef, tomatoes, & beans) to White Chili, (made with Chicken), to Vegetarian Style, (made with no meat) There are no limits. The Grand Champion winner will receive $250; the People’s Choice winner will receive $100.

The final deadline to register for the Chili Cook-Off is Feb. 19 and entry forms and rules and regulations are available at the Humane Society of Levy County website, www.humanesocietyoflevycounty.com. This year’s Chili Cook-Off will include free samples to the public.

In addition to a fun lineup of activities starting at 2 p.m., this year’s featured artists are Nashville recording stars Chris Young and Jeff Bates.  Advance admission prices: General Seating A $5, General Seating B $15; VIP $30; Child 4 to 10 years $6; and under 4 are Free. At the gate on the day of the concert: General Seating A $5 General Seating B $20 and VIP $40; children the same.  Your ticket will give you unlimited access throughout the day and admission to the concert that evening.

Advance tickets can be purchased online or by telephone from Ticket Alternative, www.ticketalternative.com or (877) 725-8849.  Tickets can be purchased locally at Klover Leaf, 701 SW 7th Ave., Williston; Bronson Ace Hardware, 403 Hathaway Ave., Bronson; Chiefland Hardware and Farm Supply, 215 E. Rogers Blvd. (Hwy 129), Chiefland; RCC Western World, 3443 SW Williston Rd., Gainesville and 2230 NW 10th St., Ocala, and Beef O’Brady’s, 6500 SW Archer Road, Suite E, Gainesville.     For more information, please call (352) 486-5705 or go online.

Proceeds from the Bark-N-Purr Charity event will go toward the Humane Society’s building fund for a spay and neuter clinic and pet adoption center for the  Tri-county area.