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Winners were announced Sunday in the International Chilli Society Centrral States Chilli Cookoff, during the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.

 

In the traditional red chilli cookoff, first place winner getting 750-dollars and a banner, was Ken Hook of California.  Second place winner receiving 200-dollars and a certificate, was Jill Simmons of Missouri, and third place winner getting 100-dollars and a certificate was Maureen Barrett of Illinois.

 

In chilli verde judging Sunday at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest, first place was won by Lloyd Weir of Normal, Illinois, receiving 400-dollars and a banner. Second place winner was Chuck Harber of California, getting 150-dollars and a certificate, and third place winner was Lynn Virant of Nebraska who received 50-dollars and a certificate.

 

In homestyle chilli judging Sunday, first place went to Diane Lentz of Kentucky who received 400-dollars and a certificate.  Second place went to Jeff Netser of Indiana who received 150-dollars and a certificate, and Mary Cannon of Missouri took third place, winning 50-dollars and a certificate.

 

In the “People’s Choice” awards, Lloyd Weir of Normal, Illinois, won the homestyle competition, Bob Dunn of Taylorville the verde competition, and Greg Virant of Nebraska the red chilli competition.   All 3 will have their entry fee paid for next year’s Chillifest cook-off.

 

Tom Calvert again chaired both days of International Chilli Society judging at the Greater Taylorville Chillifest.

CAPTION TO PHOTO AT LEFT:  Traditional red chilli winners during Sunday’s Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest competition includes, from the left:  2018 Little Miss Chilli Pepper 3-year-old Carmen Vincent; 17-year-old Dariess Moreland 2018 Miss Chilli Pepper; Patty Hornbuckle, Chamber CEO;  first place winner getting 750-dollars and a banner, Ken Hook of California;  third place winner getting 100-dollars and a certificate Maureen Barrett of Illinois; 

and Tom Calvert, Chillifest Cookoff chair.

Front row, from the left:  

2018 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper 9-year-old Katelyn White; and 2018 Little Mister Chilli Pepper 5-year-old Silas Joyce.  

 

 

 

 

CAPTION TO PHOTO AT LEFT:  Chilli verde winners at Sunday’s Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest included, from the left:  

17-year-old Dariess Moreland 2018 Miss Chilli Pepper; Patty Hornbuckle, Chamber CEO;  Lloyd Weir of Normal, Illinois, receiving 400-dollars and a banner; second place winner Chuck Harber of California, getting 150-dollars and a certificate; and third place winner Lynn Virant of Nebraska who received 50-dollars and a certificate; and Tom Calvert, Chillifest Cookoff chair.

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; and 2018 Little Mister Chilli Pepper 5-year-old Silas Joyce.  

 

CAPTION TO PHOTO AT LEFT:  Homestyle chilli cookoff winners at Sunday’s Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest included, from the left:

2018 Little Miss Chilli Pepper 3-year-old Carmen Vincent; 17-year-old Dariess Moreland 2018 Miss Chilli Pepper; Patty Hornbuckle, Chamber CEO;  first place winner Diane Lentz of Kentucky who received 400-dollars and a certificate;  Mary Cannon of Missouri who took third place, winning 50-dollars and a certificate; and Tom Calvert, Chillifest Cookoff chair.

Front row, from the left:  

2018 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper 9-year-old Katelyn White; and 2018 Little Mister Chilli Pepper 5-year-old Silas Joyce.  

CAPTION TO PHOTO AT LEFT:  “People’s Choice” Award winners at Sunday’s Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest included, from the left:

17-year-old Dariess Moreland 2018 Miss Chilli Pepper; Patty Hornbuckle, Chamber CEO;  Lloyd Weir of Normal, Illinois, who won the homestyle competition; Bob Dunn of Taylorville who won the verde competition, and Greg Virant of Nebraska who won the red chilli competition; and Tom Calvert, Chillifest Cookoff chair.

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; and 2018 Little Mister Chilli Pepper 5-year-old Silas Joyce.  

 
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