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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release November 13, 2009

Contact: Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (515) 281-3858

5th Annual Chili for Charity Nov. 20 at State Historical Building

Event is part of Holiday Promenade; proceeds benefit Food Bank of Iowa

(DES MOINES) – The State Historical Society of Iowa will host the 5th Annual Chili for Charity 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, at the State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines.

For a $5 donation, guests receive a bowl of chili with toppings, a piece of cornbread, dessert and drink. A vegetarian chili option will also be available for the same price. Additional soda and water will be for sale for $1. All proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Iowa.

Chili service and seating will be located outdoors under the Locust Street portico on the south side the State Historical Building. Chili for Charity is held in conjunction with the East Village Holiday Promenade.

The event is sponsored by the State Historical Society of Iowa with support from Baratta’s restaurant. Call 515-281-4011 for more information.

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The State Historical Society of Iowa is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and is a trustee of Iowa's historical legacy and an advocate for understanding Iowa's past. It identifies, records, collects, preserves, manages and provides access to Iowa's historical resources. Its dual mission of preservation and education serves Iowans of all ages, conducts and stimulates research, disseminates information, and encourages and supports historical preservation and education efforts of others throughout the state. Visit www.iowahistory.org or call 515-281-5111 for more information.

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