Once again it's time to put your taste buds or cooking skills to the test for a great cause.

The Bangor Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 772 6th Annual Chili and Chowder Cook Off is set for March 23 at Hollywood Casino in the Lancaster Ballroom. The event benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Maine.

Both amateur and professional chefs are encouraged to whip up a batch of chili or chowder to enter into the cook-off. We'll keep you posted when entry forms become available.

A $10 donation gets you through the door to sample chili and chowder from local restaurants. Be sure to sample the delicious offerings from the amateur chefs too. They're counting on your vote for the People's Choice award. Firefighters and local celebrities will also make to rounds to vote for the best chili and chowder.

The event kicks off at 6PM. If you're serving up chili or chowder be sure to get there early to get set up.