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WCCO News Coverage of 23rd Annual Chili Cook-off

Winona National Bank marks its 23rd annual Chili Cookoff

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Madalyn O’Neill

Posted: Feb 11, 2017 05:19 PM CST

WINONA, Minn. – Twenty-three was the number for an event at Winona Middle School Saturday.

Winona National Bank marked its 23rd Annual Chili Cookoff with 23 entries from local businesses.

For $10 attendees received all-you-can-eat chili, live entertainment and a ballot for the public tasters’ choice award.

The event raised money for Ready Set School, which is a voucher program that helps Winona county children buy essential school supplies from local stores.

“For Ready Set School, this is their fundraiser kickoff for all of 2017, so we like to start off with the biggest bang that we can, and hopefully bring in as much as we can for them,”Ben Knuesel, marketing coordinator at Winona National Bank, said.

Winona National Bank said, in the past, the event has raised $5,000 to $6,000.


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