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Eleven International Chilli Society Champions competed or attended the “Chillinois” cookoff on day one of the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest Saturday.

 

And, for the first time in the history of Chillifest or an I-C-S cookoff, all 4 current I-C-S 2019 World Champions attended Saturday’s event.

 

Those receiving their I-C-S World Championship Jackets Saturday included Diane Lentz of Nicholasville, Kentucky, the traditional red chilli World Champion; Lloyd Weir of Normal, Illinois, the homestyle chilli World Champion; Henry Stephens of Fort Worth, Texas, the veggie World Champion; and Tom Calvert of Taylorville, the Chilli Verde World Champion.

 

 

 

CAPTION TO ABOVE PIX:  Those receiving their I-C-S World Championship Jackets Saturday included, from the left:   Diane Lentz of Nicholasville, Kentucky, the traditional red chilli World Champion; Lloyd Weir of Normal, Illinois, the homestyle chilli World Champion; Henry Stephens of Fort Worth, Texas, the veggie World Champion; and Tom Calvert of Taylorville, the Chilli Verde World Champion.

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