Editorial: Festival brings Havelock together

Published: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 02:04 PM.

In 31 years of the Havelock Chili Festival, we’ve come to learn a few things.

It’s not all about the chili, though that is certainly good.

And, it’s not all about the chicken wings, which are also very good.

It’s not even about all the entertainment and activities that go on during the course of the two-day event.

The Havelock Chili Festival is about us, the people who make up this community. The festival provides us a chance to enjoy our fellowship and provides us an opportunity to celebrate who we are.

Sure, the city loves to welcome visitors and show them all the great things we have to offer. Certainly the festival has done its share of bringing in guests to Havelock.

But our biggest asset isn’t that we offer great chili, wings and entertainment. Our biggest asset is our people, and the festival allows us to show that off.

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