The Noon Optimist Club will conduct its annual Chili Day fund raiser from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the A.C. Brase Arena Building in Cape Girardeau.
The club serves about 1,100 people at lunch and 900 at dinner, and a ticket includes chili, condiments, soft drink and dessert.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $3.50 for children under 12, and hot dogs are available for $1 extra each.
There will be live entertainment from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. A hot chili eating contest begins after 6 p.m.
All proceeds go to Optimist youth activities.