Top honors went to Hughes Technology, the Brainerd Lakes Chamber and Culver's of Baxter on Wednesday in the annual United Way of Crow Wing and Southern Cass Counties' Chili Cook-off.
Forty-five contestants, down from 60 last year, participated in the contest at the Westgate Mall.
Hughes Technology finished first in the corporate division. Finishing second and third were Lakewood Bank and LarsonAllen.
The Brainerd Lakes Chamber finished first in the nonprofit division, followed by Kinship Partners.
Dressed as witches, Sheila Miller and Anne Marie Foy with the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center served their chocolate chili Wednesday at the United Way Chili Cook-Off in the Westgate Mall. Find more photos online in our Spotted gallery at www.brainerddispatch.com.
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Culver's of Baxter won first place in the restaurant category.
The award for best booth went to the Brenny Funeral Chapel and Lakes Area Cremation Service.
Consolidated Telecommunications Co. won the award for best costumes.
The Community Choice Award went to Deerwood Bank.
The chili cook-off serves as the kick-off event of the United Way's annual fall fundraising drive.
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