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The first day of International Chilli Society-sanctioned judging at the 2018 Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest, had winners announced last Saturday afternoon.

 

The Saturday competition is called the “Chillinois” Cookoff.  In red chilli, first place went to Jeff Netzer of Indiana, who won 750-dollars and a banner.  Second place went to Cathy Schmedeke from Clinton, Illinois, who won 200-dollars and a certificate.  Third place winner in red was Jill Simmons of Missouri, who won 100-dollars and a certificate.

 

In the first-ever homestyle chilli cook-off at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest Saturday, Bob Dunn of Taylorville won first place, taking 400-dollars and a banner.  Second place winner was Tonya Jester from Indiana, who received 150-dollars and a certificate.  Third place winner was Julie Netzer from Indiana, who won 50-dollars and a certificate.

 

In verde competition Saturday, first place winner was Ken Hook from California, who won 400-dollars and a banner.  Second place winner was Bob Dunn from Taylorville, who won 150-dollars and a certificate.  Third place winner was Diane Lentz from Kentucky, who won 50-dollars and a certificate.

 

“People’s Choice Award” winners in Saturday’s chilli judging at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest, include Tonya Jester of Indiana winning in homestyle, Larry Lentz from Kentucky in verde, and Sam Hughes of Taylorville winning in red chilli.  All 3 will have their 2019 entry fee paid.

 

Tom Calvert again chaired the I-C-S chilli cook-off for the Greater Taylorville Chamber on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPTION TO ABOVE:  Red chilli winners were announced in judging Saturday at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest.  Back row from the left:  Patty Hornbuckle, Chamber CEO;  first place winner Jeff Netzer of Indiana, who won 750-dollars and a banner; second place winner Cathy Schmedeke from Clinton, Illinois, who won 200-dollars and a certificate; third place winner in red Jill Simmons of Missouri, who won 100-dollars and a certificate; and Tom Calvert, Chamber chilli cook-off chair Tom Calvert.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPTION TO ABOVE: Winners were announced Saturday in the first-ever homestyle chilli cook-off at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest.  Back row, from the left:  Patty Hornbuckle, Chamber CEO: Bob Dunn of Taylorville who won first place, taking 400-dollars and a banner; Second place winner Tonya Jester from Indiana, who received 150-dollars and a certificate; third place winner Julie Netzer from Indiana, who won 50-dollars and a certificate; and Chamber chilli cook-off chair Tom Calvert.

Front row, from the left:  2018 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper 9-year-old Katelyn White; 2018 Little Miss Chilli Pepper 3-year-old Carmen Vincent;  17-year-old Dariess Moreland, 2018 Miss Chilli Pepper; and 2018 Little Mister Chilli Pepper 5-year-old Silas Joyce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPTION TO ABOVE:  Verde cook-off winners were announced Saturday at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest.  Back row, from the left:  Patty Hornbuckle, Chamber CEO; first place winner Ken Hook from California, who won 400-dollars and a banner; Second place winner Bob Dunn from Taylorville, who won 150-dollars and a certificate; third place winner Diane Lentz from Kentucky, who won 50-dollars and a certificate; and Chamber Chilli cook-off chair Tom Calvert.  Front row, from the left:  2018 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper 9-year-old Katelyn White; 2018 Little Miss Chilli Pepper 3-year-old Carmen Vincent;  17-year-old Dariess Moreland, 2018 Miss Chilli Pepper; and 2018 Little Mister Chilli Pepper 5-year-old Silas Joyce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPTION TO ABOVE:  “People’s Choice Award” winners were announced in Saturday’s chilli judging at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest.  Back row, from the left:  Patty Hornbuckle, Greater Taylorville Chamber CEO; Tonya Jester of Indiana winning in homestyle, Larry Lentz from Kentucky in verde, Sam Hughes of Taylorville winning in red chilli; and Chilli Cook-off chair Tom Calvert.  Front row, from the left:   

2018 Little Miss Chilli Pepper 3-year-old Carmen Vincent;  2018 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper 9-year-old Katelyn White;  17-year-old Dariess Moreland, 2018 Miss Chilli Pepper; and 2018 Little Mister Chilli Pepper 5-year-old Silas Joyce.

 
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