Chili Fest raises money for animal shelter

MUNISING — While Mother Nature takes her sweet time transitioning to more spring like weather, Alger County residents were able to warm up with homemade chili at the animal shelter’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

The Waggin Tails Chili Fest was held at the Munising American Legion Sunday afternoon. The event featured twenty five gallons of chili, live music, a fifty, fifty drawing, and a silent auction. All of the money raised at the event goes directly to the Alger County Animal Shelter.

“We hope to sell as much as we can to raise as much money for the shelter,” said event coordinator Carole Murk. “Which goes for the care of the animals in the building and for the vet bills which of course are very high. We would like to have people come down to our shelter and see our animals ready for adoption. We’re low right now, which is a good thing. We have one dog in our shelter and seven cats, which is extremely low.”

You can make a donation to the Alger County Animal Shelter by clicking here.

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Caleb M. Scanlon is a reporter for ABC 10 / CW 5 and joined the news team in 2015. He grew up in Negaunee, where he attended Negaunee High School. Caleb completed his Bachelor's degree in Media Production and New Technologies from Northern Michigan University with a minor in Communication Studies. Caleb interned with ABC 10 / CW 5 in the fall of 2014. During his free time, Caleb enjoys spending time with his wife Samantha, his kids Fred and Lucy, and his cats Scotty, Remus, and Fitzgerald. Caleb plays a multitude of musical instruments and performs in a band called Concord Through Keys. When there isn't snow on the ground, Caleb can often be found at Al-Quaal playing disc golf.