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United Way Chili Cook-off is Sept. 19

United Way Chili Cook-off is Sept. 19

The public is encouraged to gather friends and co-workers to meet for lunch and join the United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at the United Way’s Chili Cook-Off on Sept. 19, at the Westgate Mall in Baxter.

From 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. the public may sample a variety of chili and help the United Way kick off this year’s community campaign. For $5 spectators may cast their vote for the Community Choice Winner for the best chili recipe. At 1:00 p.m. the chili awards ceremony will begin on the main stage. Awards will be presented for the top finishers in the Community Choice, Corporate, and Nonprofit categories; as well as awards for the Best Booth, Best Costumes, and Best Gimmick Giveaway. This year’s event is being sponsored by BlackRidge Bank and Cuyuna Regional Medical Center.

Booth spaces are still available for the United Way Chili Cook-Off. For only $10 businesses or organizations can market to more than 350 people, while showing their support for the United Way community. The deadline for registration is Sept. 7. Registration information may be found online at

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