Helping Paws Animal Rescue, Inc is hosting their 5th annual Chili Chowder and Confectionery Festival at The Perthshire Banquet Hall on Sunday November 2nd from 12noon to 4pm to raise money in support of rescue animals in greater Capital Region. The event features the culinary creations of community members and local restaurants such as The Cock and Bull Restaurant. Winners will be judged by the taste testing public. Enjoy the music of Irish and Celtic singer/guitarist Marty Brandon and the beautiful autumn scenery. The Perthshire Banquet Hall is located on 112 Perthshire Drive (off Rte 30 North) Amsterdam , NY. Admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 12 to 6 years, and free for children under 5. Participating chili, chowder or confections accepted until October 31st, contact Karen at 420-4404 to enter.