Annual chili cook-off -- Album 1

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This year's chili cook-off was bigger than ever. In all nine contestants plus five celebrity chili chefs made for a Knights of Columbus pavilion full of great smells and good eats.

Chairman Doug DeMay used 13 judges this year to help decide the best chili. All samples were given numbers, with the judges not knowing whose sample belonged to which chef.

Pictures by Mike Fak

The pavilion was busy all morning.

All the chili looked and smelled inviting.


Thirteen judges this year made for a reliable result.

So many chilis to choose from, so little time.


Sheriff Steve Nichols (black shirt) won the celebrity chili award.

Not everyone wants their picture taken.




Doug Ritterbush relaxes while the judges decide.


Steve Kraft, Doug DeMay and Steve Aughenbaugh stop eating chili to pose for a picture.


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