United Way's Fifth Annual Campaign Kick-Off and Business After Hours is taking place Thursday, September 1.
It will be held at the MPEC Exhibit Hall at 6 p.m.
Bragging rights will be handed out for best tasting chili, Texas heat award, best tasting cornbread, best tasting cobbler and best showmanship (booth decoration).
People's choice awards will also be given out for chili, cornbread and cobbler. It's free for the public to get in.