Taste some of the finest chili Saline can offer at the annual Fifth Corner Chili Wars, Saturday at the Fifth Corner Teen Center.
The annual event is a fundraiser for the teen center, which is located at 211 Willis Road (corner of Ann Arbor Saline and Willis Road).
Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Chili cooks include Dan Kolander, of Dan’s Downtown Tavern, Mayor Brian Marl, Karen Carrigan, Kim Kaster, Saline Middle School Principal Brad Bezeau and Fire Chief Craig Hoeft. In all there are at least 17 contestants.
Each of the cooks are competing for a local charity. Most of the proceeds will go to the Fifth Corner Teen Center. A portion of the proceeds will go to the charity selected by the winning chili cooks.
Guests will be invited to buy tickets, then visit the cooks and sample their chili. They vote for their favorite chili by leaving tickets with the cook.
Adults can buy 20 tickets for $10 (or 30 tickets for every $10, if purchased online by 10 p.m., March 3). Students can buy 20 tickets for $5 (30 tickets for every $5, if purchased online by 10 p.m. March 3). A family package provides 50 tickets for $25 (80 tickets for every $25, if purchased online by 10 p.m., March 3).
People can buy as many tickets as they want and vote as often as they wish.
Fifth Corner Teen Center provides a safe place for middle and high school students to connect, belong, grow and lead in the community with their peers and connected mentors. The center has video games, board games, a pool table, air hockey and other games. The center also offers art classes, dances and live music and leadership development.