Events

8th Annual Chatty & Chili Fest

Event location

Classic Harley-Davidson

983 James Drive, Leesport, PA 19533

February 11, 2023 10:00AM - February 11, 2023 3:00PM

7d5f67b57914578fdb999e4a5c6c7ca8_79390359d55364d1.jpgIt's the new year already and that means we're talking Chili!

We're already taking pre-orders for Redner's Warehouse Markets - Chef Tim's award winning chili.  In case you need us to remind you, IT'S THE BEST CHILI AROUND!

It's also Classic Harley's 8th Annual Chili Fest year and once again we've partnered up with Chatty Monks Brewery to feature:

Classic Harley-Davidson's 8th Annual Chatty & Chili Fest - benefitting Blankets of HOPE 

Call or stop out to Classic Harley-Davidson before Friday, February 3rd to pre-order your Quart, Half or Full Steam Pan for the BIG GAME.

AND NEW THIS  YEAR...VEGETARIAN CHILI!

It'll be ready for pickup at our Chatty & Chili Fest on Saturday, February 11 from 9:00 - 3:00.  Didn't Pre-order?  Come on out because we'll be selling bowls of Chili with tons of Fixins' so you can make it just the way you want it!

Chef Tim's Chili has the perfect amount of "Kick".  If it's too much you can cool it off with an Ice Cold Chatty Monks craft beer.  

Our friends at Chatty Monks Brewery will be on hand to sell, serve, and answer any questions you may have about their wide array of flavors and styles.

It's a great time of year to take the chill off.  Stop out to Classic, warm up with a bowl of Chili, Ice cold Chatty, and help our community with Blankets of HOPE.

Blankets of Hope originated in 2011 with the Opportunity House, Hope Rescue Mission, Mary’s Shelter, YMCA of Reading & Berks County and Berks Counseling Center.In January of 2012, BOH became a nonprofit corporation & in 2014, BOH received its 501(c)(3) status. In the organization’s first two years, 2,000+ blankets were donated to the five recipient shelters through the help of private and corporate sector donations.In 2016, Chef Tim’s Take the Chill-Off event grew BOH’s mission further. For every delicious bowl of chili made by Chef Tim Twiford (Executive Chef and Director of Foodservice for Redner’s Markets) sold for $5, a blanket was ordered for someone in need. The first year saw enough raised for 1,100 blankets. In 2017, that number was up to 1,450. Most recently, 2019 saw 2.5 tons of chili cooked up for the 4th annual event, netting more than $22,000 used to purchase blankets, and towards Blanket of Hope’s newest effort, its bed program, which kicked off in July of 2019 with the help of Fecera’s Furniture.

The bed program sees Blankets of Hope donations used to purchase bed sets that include a twin mattress and box spring, a pillow, twin sheet set and mattress pad, as well as the signature BOH 50×60-inch standard fleece blanket and a 60×90-inch cot blanket. Working with Immanuel UCC, 50-60 children receiving the bed sets have also been gifted caddies filled with essential items.There is a MAJOR need for beds in Berks County. Our biggest obstacle is having enough funds to make sure every adult, and especially every child, is not sleeping on the floor. Our focus is on those individuals transitioning into a more permanent situation.To date, 400 plus bed sets have been donated to individuals in need through organizations including: Reading School District, Life House, Safe Berks, Family Promise, SAM, Olivets Boys & Girls Club, CONCERN – Fleetwood, Threads of Change, Mary’s Shelter, Habitat for Humanity Berks County, YMCA of Reading & Berks County and BCPS/Berks Connections.With the blanket program, dating back to December of 2011, Blankets of Hope has donated 70,000+ brand new fleece blankets to well over 100 organizations mainly in Berks County and some beyond. And the number continues to grow by the day. But your help is needed to continue the mission.