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Cooks wanted for Annual United Way Chili-Cook Off
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news Bemidji, 56619
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

BEMIDJI -- The 23rd Annual United Way Chili Cook-Off is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Sanford Center.

This year’s theme is ‘Viva Las Vegas’ and the deadline to register to be a cook is Sept. 5. There is no registration fee to be a cook, however cooks must be sponsored by a business, church, nonprofit or restaurant and provide a minimum of two gallons chili prepared in accordance with state Department of Health regulations. Cook registration information can be downloaded from the home page of the United Way’s website www.unitedwaybemidji.org.

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Awards will be given in each of the five divisions: celebrity, corporation, business, non-profit and restaurant; and in the following categories: best name, best presentation, most creative and overall winner.  Attendees will vote on the Taster’s Choice award.

Tickets for all-you-can-eat chili, dessert, and a beverage are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from the United Way office by calling 444-8929.

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