State Bank Chili Cook-off fights off hunger and crime

State Bank Chili Cook-off fights off hun

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The 27th Annual State Bank Chili Cook-off was in Riverside Park Saturday.

More than 25 different kinds of chili were available to taste at the 'big chili tent' in an effort to raise money for D.A.R.E. and the La Crosse Public Education Foundation.

Lyle Blanchard, the marketing director for State Bank Financial, said the cook-off helps them raise around $10,000 to $15,000 each year.

"I've already been hearing that the chili that's out there is just fantastic. . . . Every year you see more creativity, for sure, from each of these cooks. It's pretty impressive," said Blanchard

The event cost $8 for adults and was free for children under 12.

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