POW*MIA ELKO AWARENESS ASSOCIATION
The POW*MIA Elko Awareness Association’s Chili Feed has become a popular event for Elko, the surrounding areas and for people from all over the United States. Visitors come from as far as Washington DC for this annual event. The association held their first Chili Feed at the Red Lion Ball Room in 2006. The first year they filled half of the Ball Room. By the third year they were filling the Club Max Showroom and by 2011 they had out grown the showroom and had to turn people away. The next year in 2012 the Association moved the event to the Convention Center. Since the move the event has had, on average, 500 people attend. The event has since moved to the new Convention Center building and has had continued success. The event is held to raise money for the National League of POW/MIA Families and to send delegates from the association to Washington DC each year as Sergeant at Arms for the League’s Annual Meeting. The delegates also help the National League in other capacities to help the annual meeting run smoothly for the Family Members of the missing. Because of the help of the wonderful community of Elko and surrounding areas the POW*MIA Elko Awareness Association was able to present the National League of POW/MIA Families with a check for $13,255.00 in 2019. The National League of Families thanked Elko County for their support in 2012 with a certificate of appreciation. Elko County is the only county to receive this certificate. The Association would like to thank everyone for their undying, continued support. The mission of the fullest possible accounting of our missing would not be possible if not for the giving people that support us all year and attend the Chili Feed. We look forward to seeing everyone one this year for another successful event.