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Winners were announced Sunday in the 2nd day of chilli judging at the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest on the Taylorville square.

Both days of chilli competition were sanctioned by the International Chilli Society.  Sunday's competition was the Central States Regional.  Tom Calvert again chaired the competition.

In the red chilli judging, 3rd place winner was Jim Weller of Rockton, who won 100-dollars and a certificate.  2Nd place winner was Jim Deere of Pana, who won 200-dollars and a certificate.  First place winner was Linda Carroll-Greene of Taylorville, who won 750-dollars, a trophy, and will compete in the I-C-S World Championship in 2017.

In chilli verde judging Sunday at the Greater Taylorville Chillifest, 3rd place winner was Diane Lentz of Nicholasville, Kentucky, who won 25-dollars and a certificate.  Second place winner was Jill Goldberg of Madison, Wisconsin, who won 50-dollars and a certificate.  First place winner was Scott Barrett of Willow Springs, Illinois, who won 200-dollars, a trophy, and will compete in the I-C-S World Championship in 2017.

In salsa competition Sunday, 3rd place winner was Tom Hoover of Columbus, Ohio, who won a certificate.  Second place winner was Robin Seuferer of Lucas, Iowa, who won 25-dollars and a certificate, and first place winner was Maureen Barrett of Willow Springs, Illinois, who won 100-dollars, a trophy, and will compete in the I-C-S World Championship in 2017.

Bob Dunn of Taylorville was the People's Choice Award winner Sunday in all 3 judging categories:  Salsa, Verde, and Red Chilli, and will have his Chillifest entry fee paid in 2017.

CAPTION TO PIX:  Sunday's People's Choice Award winner in all 3 judging categories—salsa, verde, and red chilli—was Bob Dunn of Taylorville.  Back row, from the left:  Tom Calvert, Chilli Cookoff Competition Chair; 2016 Miss Chilli Pepper Faith Maxwell; Dunn; and Greater Taylorville Chamber CEO Patty Hornbuckle.  Front row, from the left:  2016 Little Miss Chilli Pepper Nikyla Lawrence, 2016 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper Alivia Kent and 2016 Little Mister Chilli Pepper Grayson Zueck.

CAPTION TO PIX:  Salsa competition winners were announced in the 2nd day of judging at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest.  Back row, from the left:  Tom Calvert, Chilli Cookoff Competition Chair; 2016 Miss Chilli Pepper Faith Maxwell; second place winner Robin Seuferer of Lucas, Iowa; first place winner Maureen Barrett of Willow Springs, Illinois; and Greater Taylorville Chamber CEO Patty Hornbuckle. 
Front row, from the left:  2016 Little Miss Chilli Pepper Nikyla Lawrence, 2016 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper Alivia Kent and 2016 Little Mister Chilli Pepper Grayson Zueck.


CAPTION TO PIX:  Chilli verde judging winners were announced Sunday at the Greater Taylorville Chillifest.  Back row, from the left:  Tom Calvert, Chilli Cookoff Competition Chair;  3rd place winner Diane Lentz of Nicholasville, Kentucky,; 2016 Miss Chilli Pepper Faith Maxwell; second place winner Jill Goldberg of Madison, Wisconsin;  first place winner Scott Barrett of Willow Springs, Illinois; and Greater Taylorville Chamber CEO Patty Hornbuckle.  Front row, from the left:  2016 Little Miss Chilli Pepper Nikyla Lawrence, 2016 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper Alivia Kent and 2016 Little Mister Chilli Pepper Grayson Zueck.

CAPTION TO PIX:  Red chilli judging winners were announced Sunday at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest.  Back row, from the left:  Tom Calvert, Chilli Cookoff Competition Chair; 2016 Miss Chilli Pepper Faith Maxwell; 2Nd place winner Jim Deere of Pana; first place winner Linda Carroll-Greene of Taylorville; and Greater Taylorville Chamber CEO Patty Hornbuckle.  Front row, from the left:  2016 Little Miss Chilli Pepper Nikyla Lawrence, 2016 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper Alivia Kent and 2016 Little Mister Chilli Pepper Grayson Zueck.

 
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