Question: What do chili, hunky firefighter calendars, and the fiery 1977 plane crash of Lynyrd Skynyrd have in common? Answer: All three are shown great reverence at the 11th Annual Firefighter and Paramedics Chili Cook-Off
. See, true Skynyrd fans (heres where you scream Skeeenarrd!) know that Saturday marks the 30 year anniversary of the southern rock groups demise leaving an absence in all of us that can only be filled with large quantities of chili
and hunky firefighters. So the powers-that-be have decided to dedicate the festivals musical portion to Lynyrd Skynyrd (Shout it: Skeeenarrd!), while raising funds for charity. Stay all day and enjoy live music by the Skynyrd (you know what to do) tribute act Nuthin Fancy, along with three other tribute groups: The Allmost Brothers, The Fabulous Fleetwoods, and of course, ZZ Not.
So lets add it up: more than 40 kinds of homemade chili, live music, and unlimited flirting with firefighters while they roll out their beefcake-award-winning 2008 calendar. Yep. Its the perfect day. Check it out at Old School Square Cultural Arts Center (51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach) from noon to 9ish. Bring: $5 to get in (it all goes to charity), $15 for a calendar, and a lighter for Freebird. Call 561-279-0907.
Sat., Oct. 20, noon, 2007