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The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest is set to begin a week from Saturday on October 15 and 16. Fred Ronnow, President and CEO of the Chamber, is very excited for this year’s Chillifest as he is every year because of the number of phone calls that his department has received.

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Ronnow discussed some of the events planned for Saturday the 15th, include members of the military being on hand as well as a portable rock wall for everyone to enjoy.

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What also is a highlight among the Chillifest weekend is the Tractor Junket put on by Larry Barry. Ronnow says that the event is open to everyone who would like to drive their antique tractor around Taylorville and Christian County. The event is free to participate and the forms are available at the Chamber Office.

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Of course, the entire weekend isn’t called Chillifest for nothing. Ronnow says judges are still needed to judge three different categories of chili: the green chili, red chili, and salsa.

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The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest is next weekend, October 15th and 16th on the Taylorville Square. For more information about Chillifest, you can visit their web site: chillifest-dot-info, that’s Chillifest with 2-L’s, or you can call the Chamber of Commerce at 824-4919.

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