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Looking Back on Successful Chillifest Weekend

The Taylorville Square was transformed into a chili wonderland last weekend at the 38th annual Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest 2023. With a record number of crowds and vendors, many shining aspects of Taylorville were on display.

Bruce Blanshan, Director of the Christian County YMCA is no stranger to Chillifest weekend and had a basketball competition set up on the northeast corner of the square. Blanshan is a community member that sees many citizens interacting through the YMCA, seeing it unfold in the best way during Chillifest made Blanshan proud to be a part of it.


Manning the chili tent for the first few hours was J.I. McDowell, President and Owner of Angelo’s in Taylorville. McDowell and his team have been out at Chillifest for 15 years in a row and mentioned how many people it takes to ensure events like these happen successfully.


Regional Radio News was reporting live from the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest and spoke with many prominent community members who were an important piece in making the big day one to remember. Stay tuned to taylorvilledailynews.com for more Chillifest interview content.

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