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Blast off for chili

The United Way invites the public to attend the 17th annual United Way Chili Cook Off and Silent Auction on Tuesday, September 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Broadway Ballroom in Alexandria. This year’s event is themed “Space Age Chili.”

Tickets are $5 at the door or may be purchased in advance at the United Way office, 503 Hawthorne in Alexandria.

Chili teams that plan to participate can register by calling the United Way at (320) 834-7800.

United Way is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health. Its goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place.

For more information on how to give, advocate or volunteer, visit or call (320) 834-7800.