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Credit Union of Texas (CUTX) Will Host Third Annual Chili Cook-Off on March 2 in Celebration of the Gilmer Community

The event will feature live music and competition prizes, and all proceeds will benefit the Upshur County Community Fund


WHAT:                 Credit Union of Texas (CUTX) will host its third annual Chili Cook-Off in Downtown Gilmer at Gilmer Town Square. The family-friendly event celebrates the Gilmer community and benefits the Upshur County Community Fund, which provides assistance to organizations that support Upshur County.

  • Tickets: Tickets are available for $10 the day of the event and include all-you-can-eat chili, yard games, and live music from Danny Sharpe.

  • Chili Cook-Off Team Registration: Participants must submit a completed registration form to the Gilmer Area Chamber of Commerce office (106 Buffalo Street) by February 22nd. Registration forms can also be emailed to There is no fee for team registration.

  • Chili Cook-Off Competition Rules and TimeRegistered teams must cook at least three gallons of chili to serve and are responsible for providing all cooking supplies, ingredients, cookers, tables, canopies, and other necessary equipment.

Check-in will be open from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and judging will begin at 4 p.m. A $1,000 prize will be awarded for Best Chili and additional prizes for Best Booth and Best Game.

WHEN:                Saturday, March 2

                                Open to the public from 5:00-7:00 p.m.


WHERE:                Gilmer Town Square in Downtown Gilmer

                                110 Buffalo St

                                Gilmer, TX 75644

To learn more about the Chili Cook-Off, visit

About CUTX
For almost 100 years, Credit Union of Texas has provided financial services to members throughout North and East Texas. Living out its vision to deliver an unexpected experience, CUTX has grown to over $2.5 billion in assets. Most Texas residents may qualify for membership. In the last year, CUTX was recognized with the Communities Foundation of Texas “Be in Good Company” Seal of Excellence, voted the Best Credit Union in DFW by the readers of The Dallas Morning News, and named the winner of the Torch Awards for Ethics from both the Better Business Bureau Serving North Central Texas and the International Association of Better Business Bureaus. For more information about CUTX, visit

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