ROCKAWAY BEACH -- The city of Thayer will, for the third consecutive year, have a team in the Mayors' Chili Cook-Off.
The cook-off will be held Sept. 17 at the Rockaway Beach City Park and sponsored by the Rockaway Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Mayors from across southern Missouri, including Thayer Mayor Allen Deckard, will be there cooking their secret recipes. The first year of the event the Thayer team took first place.
Team members include Deckard, Gary Barton and Rosie Simpson and their families. Last year Dan and Sharon Hall of Thayer attended the cook-off with the team giving them moral support.
Anyone from Thayer or Oregon County is invited to attend.
Chili judging will begin at noon and bowls of chili will be sold at 2 p.m.
For more information regarding the cook-off call Thayer City Hall at 417-264-3921.