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Winners of the “Little Chilli Bean” cutest baby contest, were announced Sunday at the 31st annual Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.

The contest was a People's Choice competition, with people voting at one dollar per ticket.

First place winner, winning a 100-dollar Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce gift certificate, was Charlie Mae Dyer, the 2-year-old child of Chuck and Angela Dyer of Taylorville.  Second place winner, winning a 75-dollar Greater Taylorville Chamber gift certificate, was one-year-old Elliott Gilpin, the child of Megan Smith of Taylorville.  Third place winner was one-month-old Charlotte Jackson, the child of Ashley Stillwell and Blake Jackson of Owaneco, who won a 50-dollar Chamber gift certificate.

CAPTION TO PIX:  Winners were announced Sunday in the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest “Little Chilli Bean” contest.  Back row, from the left:  Patty Hornbuckle, Chamber CEO; first place winner Charlie Mae Dyer, the 2-year-old child of Chuck and Angela Dyer of Taylorville; Miss Chilli Pepper 2016 Faith Maxwell; third place winner one-month-old Charlotte Jackson, the child of Ashley Stillwell and Blake Jackson of Owaneco; and “Little Chilli Bean” chairperson Jane Hunsche.  Front row, from the left:  Junior Miss Chilli Pepper 2016 Alivia Kent; and Little Miss Chilli Pepper 2016 Nikyla Lawrence.

 
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