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Trout Unlimited hosting ‘Hot Chili Evening’ in November

Fishing gear, spiced with a savory tasting of homemade chilis and cornbreads, will be on offer Thursday, Nov. 14, at the second annual Hot Chili Evening of the Clinch River Chapter, Trout Unlimited.

The public event will be from 6-9 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Francis Episcopal Church, 158 W. Norris Road, Norris. Admission is $5 at the door (free for children under 12).

Proceeds benefit conservation and education programs of the nonprofit Clinch River Chapter.

Individuals are invited to take along surplus outdoor gear to trade or sell (no guns, please). There’ll be bargains galore including fishing tackle, lure-making and fly tying materials, books, outdoor wear and more. On items sold for cash, the chapter requests donations of 10 percent to support its programs for children, adults and disabled veterans.

The Clinch River Chapter’s mission is to conserve and enhance the Clinch River tailwater trout fishery and its watershed, through conservation projects and education of children and adults in aquatic natural resources. Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at St. Francis Episcopal Church, Norris, except when outdoor activities are scheduled. For more information, visit