Backus Community Center 900 5th Street, International Falls Minnesota
(218) 285-7225 | Email
Office Open Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

MISSION STATEMENT: “Historic Backus Community Center, the heart of International Falls,
where all generations celebrate arts, culture, recreation, wellness and life-long learning”

Icebox Days Chili Challenge 2017

Chili Challenge


  • Bruce Wilson
  • Knights of Columbus
  • VFW
  • Ariana Daniel (2 recipes)
  • Backus Community Center
  • Indus Students

Prizes: 1st place: "Champion" plaque from The Sports Shop goes to Knights of Columbus
2nd place: Hand-made glass by Kay Arnold, Northland Art Society goes to VFW
3rd place: Backus Community Center T-shirt goes to Ariana Daniel

Thank you to our supporting contributors:

Kay Arnold withNorthland Art Society Sports Shop
County Market Thank you County Market for donating turkeys for Turkey Bowling!

2017: Knights of Columbus 2016: Knights of Columbus
2017 Chili Winners
Chili Winners
2015: Teresa Rom 2014: Bruce & June Wilson

2015 chili winner

2013: VFW 2012: Cynthia Warren
chili 2013 chili 2012
2011: Coffee Landing 2010: Hardees
chili 2011 chili 2010

Icebox Days Turkey Bowling!

Turkey Bowling

Throw a frozen gobbler down the lane! Kids win prizes!

Thank you to the FHS National Honor Society students for manning turkey bowling! 2017 helpers Clara Palm, Brandon Burns and Anna Early