Kickin' Country's morning team, Dan Collins & Tam, will join the 3rd Annual Celebrity Chili Cook-Off, Thursday, October 16th from 5:30 to 7:30pm.. The event will be downtown at the Sioux Falls Ministry Center on E. 11th St.

The event is FREE with unlimited tasting, but a free-will donation would be appreciated as the Sioux Falls Ministry Center is raising money for new windows. Sandwiches and dessert will also be available.

It took nearly six hours to complete and simmer our "Kickin' It Up Tailgate Chili" and we think we nailed it using only the freshest ingredients.

We must be "on our game" as the competition looks fierce. Our "Kickin' It Up Tailgate Chili" will be going against the ladle wielded by the defending champion, Pastor Dennis Lake of  First Christian Church.

Also competing for the traveling trophy that is made from a stainless-steel stock pot with ladles for handles are:

KELOLAND Television morning show personalities Brian Karstens and Matt Holsen

Life 96.5 morning show co-hosts Dave Ryerson and Lauren Banik

Midco Sports Network broadcaster Tom Nieman

Hope to see you Thursday night. We would love to meet you and would appreciate your vote!