Bands 'N Beans: more chili, more music at this year's huge party


Headlining an extensive silent auction will be a Fender Strat electric guitar donated by Ray Supply of Glens Falls.

The silent auction includes a variety of items from local businesses, including dinners, clothes and accommodations. Annually raising almost $18,000 for the Arts Project, the event is the non-profit group's largest fundraiser.

Admission is $20, and tickets are available at the door.

Each of the 1,000 or so expected attendees is able to vote for their favorite chili in both the restaurant and individual categories. For details, contact the Arts Project at 668-2616 or visit www.lakegeorgearts.org

Strong said Tuesday he wasn't quite sure how Bands N' Beans became the premier party in the North Country.

"With all this music, musicians and creative chili, it just has such a great vibe to it," he said. "Also, the days are getting longer, and people are ready to break out."

Strong added that the event has continued to grow in size and reputation, attracting more people from greater distances.

"The bar goes higher each year," he said.

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