State Bank Financial hosts 23rd annual Chili Cook Off

Proceeds benefit La Crosse area D.A.R.E. and G.R.E.A.T programs

More than 20 different vendors take part in the 23 rd annual State Bank Financial Chili Cook Off event.

All the proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the La Crosse area D.A.R.E and G.R.E.A.T programs, as well as the La Crosse Public Education Foundation.

Over the past 23 years, the Chili Cook Off has been able to donate more than $200,000 dollars to those programs.

“People always know that we do the chili cook-off, that helps us and it helps the community and it’s great,” said Jason Lawton, senior vice president with State Bank Financial