Student-run radio station raises money for area animal shelter

When the temperature dipping down, people are warming up with a little chili all for a good cause. Challengers served up their best bowls for the challenge at the Eagle’s Nest.

The teams were made up of students, alumni and other community members. UW-La Crosse students organized the event as a way to support the La Crescent Animal Rescue and RAQ, a student-run radio station.

This time they added in a raffle and silent auction to help the two organizations.

“Having more of a whole event, not just the chili/soup cook-off, not just people cooking chili, you try chili and you vote, but also doing a raffle, doing an auction, all that kind of stuff makes it a bigger event,” said Hunter Baumgardt, co-general manager for RAQ.

This was the 8th time the radio station has held the event.

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