It's almost time to put your taste buds to work for a great cause.

The Bangor Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 772 5th Chili and Chowder Cook Off is Saturday at Hollywood Casino in the Lancaster Ballroom. The annual event benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Maine.

A $10 donation gets you through the door to sample chili and chowder from local restaurants. Be sure to sample the delicious offerings from the amateur chefs too. They're counting on your vote for the People's Choice award. Firefighters and local celebrities will also make to rounds to vote for the best chili and chowder.

While you're there, be sure to wash down the chili and chowder with a crisp, smooth pint of Geaghan's Higgins Irish Red Ale. Geaghan's Brewing Company will be donating 100% of the sales of the brew to the cause!

The event kicks off at 6PM.

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