The Christian W. Klay Winerys seventh annual Chili Cook-off and Mountain Harvest Festival will be Sunday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m.4 p.m.

This years event will benefit the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts and the State Theatre in Uniontown, Pa.

On behalf of the WVU College of Creative Arts, we look forward to the annual chili cook-off at Christian W. Klay Winery,said Dean Bernie Schultz.We really appreciate that winery owner Sharon Klay has designated us as one of the benefactors in what promises to be a fun-filled autumn day in the mountains.

The winerys annual chili cook-off has become a well-recognized event in our area, and we are most appreciative that this years proceeds will again assist our students in helping to create the future of the arts,Schultz said.

This will be the sixth year that the historic State Theatre in Uniontown has been one of the benefactors of this event. The executive director Marty Schiff has lots of plans in store for this years event.

I encourage everyone to come to the Christian W. Klay Winery for a spectacular fall day in the Laurel Highlands,Schiff said.Join us in helping to keep the arts alive in Fayette County by supporting the seventh annual chili cook-off.

This years event will be dedicated to Andrew Broderick. Broderick, who was instrumental in the inception of the event, died this year. An avid chili cook, he won first place in the chili cook-off three years in a row.

We truly appreciate Andrews contribution and dedication to the overall success of this event,Klay said.He and Laurie Tallant worked together to make the chili cook-off a fall tradition for the community.

The afternoon will feature music by the WVU Steel Drum Band, food and craft vendors, activities for the kids, a silent auction, grape stomping and tasting of the award-winning wines from the Christian W. Klay collection.

Any cooks wishing to enter the salsa or chili competition should enter your special recipe and come to join us in supporting two very worthwhile causes,Klay said.If you dont cook, just come to the mountains, listen to the music and enjoy the day.

To enter your chili or salsa or for further information on being an event vendor or sponsor, contact the winery at 724-439-3424.

Admission for the event is $5. All proceeds will benefit the WVU College of Creative Arts and the State Theatre.

The Christian W. Klay Winery is one of Pennsylvanias premiere wineries. Located in Chalk Hill on the historic National Road, the winery offers scenic tours, fun-filled special events, tasting of their award-winning wines, shopping in two locations and a restored 1880s antique barn perfect for private events. More about the winery on the