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Deer Night and chili supper planned for Saturday, Nov. 23

TONICA — The Tonica Volunteer Fire Department announces its annual Deer Night and chili supper will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23.

An all-you-can-eat chili dinner costs $7. Hot dogs for the kids are available for $2.

The event is open to the public.

Firefighters note that there is no deer meat in the chili.

Hunters are invited to bring in their deer from the first weekend of shot gun season to win prizes. Awards are $50 for chief’s choice; $50 for the biggest doe; and $50 for the biggest deer bagged by a hunter 13 and under.

Hunters who bring in a deer eat for free.

All proceeds benefit the Tonica Volunteer Fire Department.

Event sponsors are Big Boys Tires, Leone’s Polaris, Route 251 Gun Shop, Bone Shed, D and J Scale Services, McCleary Engineering, The Salami Factory, Town and Country Service, John’s Sales and Service, Illini State Bank, Illini Investments, Ron Bush family, Carol and Devon Zimmerman and Ladd Farm Mart.

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