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(Taylorville)--Winners were announced in the first of 2 days of International Chilli Society chilli, verde, and salsa competition on Saturday during the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest on the Taylorville square.

In chilli judging, first place winner was Larry Lentz of Nicholasville, Kentucky, who received 750-dollars, a plaque, and the right to compete in the 2013 World Championship. Second place winner was Cathy Schmedeke of Clinton, Illinois, who received 200-dollars and a plaque. Third place winner in Saturday's chilli cook-off was Julie Netser of Seymour, Indiana, who received 100-dollars and a plaque. Jim Deere of Pana, Illinois, won 4th place and honorable mention.

In chilli verde competition, first place winner was Larry Lentz of Nicholasville, Kentucky, who received 200-dollars and a plaque. Second place winner was Larry Eastep of Springfield, Illinois, who won 50-dollars and a plaque. Third place winner in the verde competition was Lloyd Weir of Normal, Illinois, who won 25-dollars and a plaque.

In the salsa competition on Saturday, first place winner was George McMinn of Decatur, Illinois, who won 100-dollars and a plaque. Second place winner was Jill Goldberg of Madison, Wisconsin, who received 25-dollars and a plaque. Third place winner was Scott Barrett of Willow Spring, Illinois, who received a plaque, and fourth place honorable mention was won by Ally Atchison of Clinton, Illinois.

 

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CAPTION TO PICTURE #005: Top winners in Saturday's International Chilli Society chilli competition at the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest were, back row from the left: Third place winner Julie Netser of Seymour, Indiana; 2nd place winner Cathy Schmedeke of Clinton, IL; first place winner Larry Lentz of Nicholasville, Kentucky; and Taylorville Chamber Chillifest cook-off organizer Tom Calvert. Front row, from the left: Little Miss Chilli Pepper 2012 4-year-old Peyton Olivia Stark, the daughter of Kristina Stark of Taylorville; and Little Mister Chilli Pepper 2012 6-year-old Clayton Worker, the son of Brad and Angie Worker of Pana.

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CAPTION TO PICTURE # 003: Winners in Saturday's chilli verde competition at the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest included, back row from the left: Third place winner Lloyd Weir of Normal, Illinois; 2nd place winner Larry Eastep of Springfield, Illinois; first place winner Larry Lentz of Nicholasville, Kentucky; and Taylorville Chamber Chillifest cook-off organizer Tom Calvert. Front row, from the left: Little Miss Chilli Pepper 2012 4-year-old Peyton Olivia Stark, the daughter of Kristina Stark of Taylorville; and Little Mister Chilli Pepper 2012 6-year-old Clayton Worker, the son of Brad and Angie Worker of Pana.

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CAPTION TO PICTURE # 002: Saturday's salsa judging winners at the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest were, back row from the left: 4th place honorable mention won by Ally Atchison of Clinton, Illinois; 3rd place winner Scott Barrett of Willow Spring, Illinois; 2nd place winner Jill Goldberg of Madison, Wisconsin;first place winner George McMinn of Decatur, Illinois; and Taylorville Chamber Chillifest cook-off organizer Tom Calvert.  Front row, from the left: Little Miss Chilli Pepper 2012 4-year-old Peyton Olivia Stark, the daughter of Kristina Stark of Taylorville; and Little Mister Chilli Pepper 2012 6-year-old Clayton Worker, the son of Brad and Angie Worker of Pana.

 
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