Morganton, NC – Some things never change such as pretending not to be disappointed when your birthday card doesn’t have downtown bucks in it! However, sometimes the details must change in order to advance! Please join the Morganton Downtown Development Association for the ACC Chili Drive-Thru, “Chili but driving thru and warming up” The drive-thru event presented by Burke County Farm Bureau Insurance takes place on Thursday, March 11th (rain or shine) outside at the Morganton Community House (120 North King Street) from 11:00am to 1:30pm. For just $7.00 you get delicious Community House prepared chili (meat or vegetarian) with ALL the fixin’s: cornbread, salad, cookies and drink!

This won’t be your run-of-the-mill drive-thru line! This ACC Tournament Chili event will be a “slam dunk” sounds of the basketball game, prizes, and game day themed outside décor that will transport your car to the court. However the “half-court shot, buzzer beater” will be the moment you experience the delicious warm flavors of The Community House meat or vegetarian chili! Don’t “foul” and miss out on the fun!

“Chili, but driving thru and warming up” tickets are available the day of the event. A well-marked drive thru line with volunteers on site will make your ordering experience a breeze as you pull up and have your order taken. Travel to the Martha’s Park parking lot by way of College street, following the signs towards King Street next to the Calvery Lutheran Church, there you will have your order taken, turn right onto King Street in front of the Community House to pick up your order. Cash or check only. Your support of this event will not only bring warmth to our chilly work crew but it will also help fund future Downtown Development Association events, proceeds go to sponsor the various projects that are supported such as the annual Halloween Downtown Trick or Treating and Costume Contest, the annual Christmas Parade, sponsorship for a TGIF Concert and promotion of Downtown Morganton as a premier shopping, dining, and business locale.

Sponsors for the 27th Annual Chili Cook-off include: Presenting sponsor – Burke County Farm Bureau Insurance, Sponsors: Food Lion, Pepsi, Dr. Amy Brooks, Servpro of Burke County, Wendy’s, CleanTech – Toxic Mold Inspection and Remediation, Haugen – Carver Financial Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, Edge Real Estate Services, Morganton Hemp CBD & More, and Food Matters Market & Café.

For more information, call the Downtown Morganton Main Street office at 828-438- 5252.