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Deadline nears to sign up for cook-off

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 1:15 a.m. CDT

STERLING – Teams still can sign up by Wednesday for the United Way of Whiteside County’s annual chili cook-off, set for Saturday at the corner of Fourth Street and First Avenue.

The cost is $50 per team. Prizes for first, second and third place will be awarded for the best chili, and a people’s choice award also will be given.

Set-up will start at 7 a.m., with public tasting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tickets to taste all of the entries will be $5. The winners will be announced at 1 p.m. All proceeds will go toward prizes for this year’s United Way campaign.

Call the United Way at 815-625-7973 for more information.

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