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Happiness and heart-burn come together in Kilgore

KILGORE, TX (KLTV) - Happiness and heart-burn come together in an event that draws thousands to Kilgore.

It was the 19th Annual East Texas Oilmen's Chili Cook-Off.

102 entries lined the "World's Richest Acre" on Thursday.

Each team cooked 50 pounds of chili. And visitors were all too eager to put their taste buds to the test.

"There's lots of Tums bottles sitting around at the chili station, and I guess seeing the different people makes it all worthwhile," says visitor Sherry Hollins.

Proceeds from this years event go to benefit the East Texas Treatment Center.

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