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Winners were announced at the end of the "Chillinois" International Chilli Society cook-off on Saturday, at the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.

 

In red chilli judging, first place went to Rena Jones, who won 750-dollars, a banner, and the right to participate in the I-C-S World Championship.  Second place went to Mary Cannon who won 200-dollars and a certificate, while 3rd place went to George Rives who won 100-dollars and a certificate.

 

In homestyle chilli judging, first place went to Henry Stephens who won 300-dollars, a banner, and the right to participate in the I-C-S World Championship.  Second place went to George Rives who won 100-dollars and a certificate, while third place went to Rodney Jones who won 50-dollars and a certificate.

 

In verde chilli judging Saturday at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest, first place went to Henry Stephens who won 300-dollars, a banner, and the right to be in the World Championship.  Second place went to Helen Lewis who won 100-dollars and a certificate, and Lloyd Weir won third place, which earned him 50-dollars and a certificate.

 

In veggie chilli judging, Ken Blaida won first place and earned him 100-dollars, a banner, and a spot at the World Championship.  Second place went to Mike Goodman who won 30-dollars and a certificate, and Gail Kyle won third place and earned 20-dollars and a certificate.

 

In the "People's Choice" Awards, Weir won in the red chilli competition, Donald Stouffe won in the homestyle category, Henry Stephens the verde category and Mike Goodman won the veggie chilli category.  Each won a certificate and their entry fee paid for next year's I-C-S Chillifest cook-off.

 

 

CAPTION TO ABOVE PIX:  People's Choice Award winners were announced Saturday at the International Chilli Society "Chillinois" competition at the Greater Taylorville Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.  Back row, from the left:  Greater Taylorville Chamber CEO Patty Hornbuckle; veggie winner Mike Goodman; verde winner Henry Stephens; 2019 Miss Chilli Pepper Alaina Deal, homestyle winner Donald Stouffe, red chilli winner Lloyd Weir, and I-C-S Chillinois cook-off chair Tom Calvert.  Front row, from the left:  2019 Chillifest Little Mister Jacob Smith, 2019 Chillifest Teen Miss Hannah Chitwood, 2019 Chillifest Junior Miss Julie Wayman, and in front of them is 2019 Chillifest Little Miss Camri Phillips. 

 

 

CAPTION TO ABOVE PIX:  Veggie chilli cook-off winners were announced Saturday at the I-C-S "Chillinois" competition at the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.  Back row, from the left:  Greater Taylorville Chamber CEO Patty Hornbuckle; 3rd place winner Gail Kyle, 2019 Miss Chilli Pepper Alaina Deal, 2nd place winner Mike Goodman, first place winner Ken Blaida, and I-C-S Chillinois cook-off chair Tom Calvert.  Front row, from the left:  2019 Chillifest Little Mister Jacob Smith, 2019 Chillifest Teen Miss Hannah Chitwood, 2019 Chillifest Junior Miss Julie Wayman, and in front of them is 2019 Chillifest Little Miss Camri Phillips. 

 

 

CAPTION TO ABOVE PIX:  Verde cook-off winners were announced Saturday at the I-C-S "Chillinois" competition at the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.  Back row form the left:  Greater Taylorville Chamber CEO Patty Hornbuckle, third place winner Lloyd Weir, 2019 Miss Chilli Pepper Alaina Deal, second place winner Helen Lewis, first place winner Henry Stephens, and I-C-S Chillinois cook-off chair Tom Calvert.  Front row, from the left:  2019 Chillifest Little Mister Jacob Smith, 2019 Chillifest Teen Miss Hannah Chitwood, 2019 Chillifest Junior Miss Julie Wayman, and in front of them is 2019 Chillifest Little Miss Camri Phillips.

 

CAPTION TO ABOVE PIX:  Homestyle chilli cook-off winners were announced Saturday at the I-C-S "Chillinois" competition at the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.  Back row form the left:  Greater Taylorville Chamber CEO Patty Hornbuckle, third place winner Rodney Jones, 2019 Miss Chilli Pepper Alaina Deal, second place winner George Rives, first place winner Henry Stephens, and I-C-S Chillinois cook-off chair Tom Calvert.  Front row, from the left:  2019 Chillifest Little Mister Jacob Smith, 2019 Chillifest Teen Miss Hannah Chitwood, 2019 Chillifest Junior Miss Julie Wayman, and in front of them is 2019 Chillifest Little Miss Camri Phillips.

 

 

CAPTION TO ABOVE PIX:  Red chilli cook-off winners were announced Saturday at the I-C-S "Chillinois" competition at the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.  Back row form the left:  Greater Taylorville Chamber CEO Patty Hornbuckle, third place winner George Rives, 2019 Miss Chilli Pepper Alaina Deal, second place winner Mary Cannon, first place winner Rena Jones, and I-C-S Chillinois cook-off chair Tom Calvert.  Front row, from the left:  2019 Chillifest Little Mister Jacob Smith, 2019 Chillifest Teen Miss Hannah Chitwood, 2019 Chillifest Junior Miss Julie Wayman, and in front of them is 2019 Chillifest Little Miss Camri Phillips.

 
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