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Charity Chili Cook-Off

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Onalaska, Wisconsin (WXOW) Empire Screen Printing in Onalaska hosted its fourth annual charity chili cook off Wednesday.

Employees entered by preparing a batch of their special recipe chili, then put it to the test before a panel of judges and their fellow employees. News 19's Lindsey Hayes and Scott Hackworth served on the panel of judges.

Categories were mild, specialty and spicy...

Employees could buy a bowl for two dollars and vote for their favorites. This years event benefited the Salvation Army.

Salvation Army development director Julie Nelson says: "Everything that anyone does in the community really helps people in need. We're very grateful for the efforts of Empire Screen Printing. The chili cook off is a great thing. Anything people do in the community really makes a difference to people in need."

The fundraiser also featured a bake sale with proceeds also benefiting the Salvation Army. The event raised $475 which was matched by Empire Screen Printing for a total contribution of $950.

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