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14th Annual Blues 'n' Buffett Chili Challenge February 23rd

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The Linn County Blues Society (LCBS) and the Isle of Iowa Parrot Head Club (IIPHC) announce their 14th Annual Blues ‘n' Buffett Chili Challenge.

The event will be held on Sunday, February 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Marriott Hotel at 1200 Collins Rd NE.

The Chili Challenge is a friendly competition between the two clubs to raise money for local Cedar Rapids kid's charities. Proceeds from this year's event will go to the H.D. Youth Center and Community Health Free Clinic of Cedar Rapids.

Since 2001, members of each club have challenged one another with their finest chili recipes and colorful decorations and costumes. In that first year, about $540 was raised and the amount has grown every year.

In 13 years, more than $66,000 was raised and donated to local charities.

The public is encouraged to attend this year. Admission is $10, which includes tasting of the chili selections and five vote tickets.

For additional information about the event, please call Steve Petersen at 319-395-9520 or Keith Wright at 319-573-5153.

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