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Chili Cook Off participants, tasters sought

Local businesses and organizations will gather Wednesday, Sept.14, at the Westgate Mall in Brainerd for a friendly competition of making chili for the annual United Way Chili Cook Off.

The public is invited from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to sample a variety of recipes and cast a vote for the Community Choice Award.

Tickets must be purchased at the event for $7.

Theme for this year's event is Unleash Your Inner Hero. CTC will provide ice cream cones and Viking Coke will offer beverages. Presenting sponsor for this year's event is Nystrom and Associates, Ltd.

For more information regarding participating in the cook off, call United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties at 218-829-2619 or email