West Bay Rotary invites the public to help choose the best chili in the Midcoast and help charities at the same time. Local restaurants will serve chili at the annual West Bay Rotary Chili Challenge for visitors to judge. Net proceeds from the event will benefit charities and non-profit organizations.

The Chili Challenge will take place at 16 Bay View Hotel Banquet Room, 16 Bay View Street, Camden, Feb. 9 during the U.S. National Toboggan Championships weekend.  Doors and cash bar open at 4 p.m. and the chili will be served from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children and are available at the event.

Restaurant participants as of Jan. 24 are Quarry Hill; The Jack; Rockport Diner; The Norumbega Inn; The Wave Café; The Bagel Café; French & Brawn; Marriners; Sea Dog and Waterfront.

For more information about West Bay Rotary, visit westbayrotaryofmaine.org or facebook.com/WestBayRotary.