An Annual Tradition continues, but this year with a twist!  We have invited our neighbors to the south to participate!  Let’s see what Iowa can bring to the table! 

Whether you enter a Chili, come to sample and judge, or both (hint-hint), it's sure to be a great time! Proceeds will be divided between the states to be donated to each states chosen charity (MN will donate to Confidence Learning Center). 


Cost:      $5 donation for judging/sampling chili

(Additional voluntary FUN activities may be added to increase fundraising potential)
Categories:  Mild/Medium, Hot/Spicy, and Most Original. There will also be a “Presidents Choice” winner selected.  Please bring enough for sampling.


Date:     March 14th, 2015

Time:     Noon Arrival and chili warm-up

1pm tasting/judging begins 
Place:    Shiner’s Bar & Grill 

157 St Croix Trail N.

Lakeland, MN



To register a Chili for the competition, or any questions, please contact Heather Noyes at  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  or (612) 801-6145.


A special thank you to Shiner’s Bar & Grill for donating a space to hold our event!  Please help support this local business with your purchase of beverages (and full menu available if the chili doesn’t fill you up!)

100% of proceeds will be donated!


Thank you to the Lake Elmo Jaycees for donating the supplies needed to run the event. 

Who Are The Lake Elmo Jaycees?

The Lake Elmo Jaycees is a leadership development organization for young adults 18-40, in and around St. Croix Valley Area.

As a civic organization for young people, the Lake Elmo Jaycees are developing the next generation of leaders by providing opportunities to stand up and take action in our communities.

We engage members through project management and social entrepreneurship that will make an impact in their communities and build leadership skills.

Our chapter is comprised of young adults who volunteer their time to benefit the community. Whether the need is for manpower or money, we are there to help! We provide manpower at many events, some are our own events, but we also partner with various organizations and groups have the require help too. Additionally, we contribute by raising money through community projects, fundraisers and charitable gambling for needs that the community and its people may have.

And we have a lot of fun while doing it!

We put on the annual celebration know statewide as Huff n’ Puff, which is held every 2nd weekend in August.

The Lake Elmo Jaycees offers a wonderful way to strengthen your skills as a leader and as an individual by getting involved in your community and making new friends!


Leadership Development through Community Service


Our Guiding Principles

As an all-volunteer grassroots organization, the Minnesota Jaycees offers the opportunity for a young person to find their own path in volunteering and service. While a grassroots organization, we also provide a connection to larger statewide, nationwide, and international impact. The Jaycees offers connection to mentoring, true ownership over work and connection to something larger than the individual-all things essential to the engagement of young adults in volunteering.


The Minnesota Jaycees envisions a pathway of personal development for young people who emerge as leaders while improving their communities.


The Mission of the Minnesota Jaycees is to provide the opportunity for young individuals to develop the leadership skills, social responsibility, entrepreneurship and fellowship necessary to create positive change.


That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life;
That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations;
That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise; 
That government should be of laws rather than of men; 
That earth’s great treasure lies in human personality; 

And that service to humanity is the best work of life! 


Join us at an event

The Lake Elmo Jaycees hold a wide variety of projects and events.  Find one that interests you, and visit us!

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Visit us at a meeting

Next Meeting: March 5, 2015 

When: 1st Thurs. each month, 7:00 pm

Where: Lake Elmo Fire Hall, Station #1








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