United Way of West Alabama's Young Leadership Society is hosting their second annual pie eating contest outside of Don Tonio's in Temerson Square this week.

Event hours are from 5:30-7 pm on Thursday with the pie eating set to start at 6:15 pm.

Here's how it works... Each of the contestants will be eating for one of United Way's partner agencies. You buy tickets, then give your tickets to the pie eater or charity of your choice to help them win! Once the pie-eating begins, contestants must keep their hands behind their back for the first 30 seconds of the contest, assuring a nice, messy Facebook profile pic! Once that time passes, they're free to use their hands to continue eating and to drink water.

Tickets are available in advance or at the door. 5 tickets for $5, 13 tickets for $10 or 30 tickets for $20. Last year's event raised about $1,600 for the United Way of West Alabama.