Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest

 

GLORIA JOHNSON PICKS UP RAFFLE PRIZE AT CHAMBER OFFICE

Posted October 11, 2019

 

 

Gloria Johnson picked up her Chamber Chillifest Raffle Prize, at the Chamber office on October 11.  Her name was drawn at the end of Chillifest on October 6, and she won a 43-inch flat screen TV donated by Aaron's Sales and Leasing.  Congrats, Gloria!

 

KIDDIE TRACTOR PULL WINNERS RELEASED AT GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST

Posted October 10, 2019

 

Winners from last Sunday’s Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest kiddie tractor pull, have been released.

 

In the 3-and-4 year old category, first place winner was Drew Sample, second place winner was Prim Cyrus, and third place winner was Hudson Woodrun.

 

In the 5-and-6 year old category, first place winner was Matthew Wayman, second place winner was Remi Fleming, and third place winner was Griffin Morgan.

 

In the 7-and-8 year old category at Sunday’s Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest Kiddie Tractor Pull, first place winner was Avery Woodrun, second place winner was Joslyn Stephens, and third place winner was Charlee Ryan.

 

And, in the 9-and-10 year old category, first place winner was Griffin Gregory, second place winner was Brock Walton, and third place winner was Bryce Belsher.

 

The annual event was sponsored by Larry’s Service Center and again emceed by Larry Barry.  The Taylorville F-F-A again assisted in the event.

 

 

RAFFLE WINNERS DRAWN AT GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST

Posted October 9, 2019

 

43 raffle prize winners were drawn at the conclusion of the 2019 Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chilifest on the square Sunday afternoon.

 

The complete winners list can be found by clicking the “2019 Raffle Winners” icon at the event’s web site, chillifest-dot-info, that’s chillifest with 2-L”s.

 

Winners can claim their prize at the Chamber office on the 2nd floor of the U-S Bank building on the south side of the Taylorville square, during business hours Monday thru Friday.

 

42 raffle prizes were donated by local businesses, and a 500-dollar gift certificate toward a gun purchase at Collections of Professions, was also drawn Sunday afternoon.

 

The 2019 Chillifest was the 34th consecutive year for the Taylorville event.

 

 

NEWS STORIES AND PICTURES BELOW, WERE POSTED ON OCTOBER 7, 2019, FOLLOWING THE 34TH ANNUAL GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHILLIFEST.

 

WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN THE 2ND DAY

OF INTERNATIONAL CHILLI SOCIETY JUDGING

AT GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST

 

 

(Taylorville)--Winners were announced Sunday in the International Chilli Society Central States Cook-off, at the 2nd day of the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.

 

In red chilli judging, first place winner was Julie Netser who won 750-dollars, a banner, and the right to cook at the I-C-S World Championship.  Second place was Jim Weller who won 200-dollars and a certificate.  Third place was Mike Goodman who won 100-dollars and a certificate.

 

In homestyle chilli judging, first place winner was Helen Lewis who won 300-dollars, a banner, and the right to cook at the I-C-S World Championship.  Second place was Mary Cannon who won 100-dollars and a certificate, while Julie Netser won third place and earned 50-dollars and a certificate.

 

In verde competition at the I-C-S Central States Cook-off at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest, first place winner was Lloyd Weir who won 300-dollars, a banner, and the right to cook at the I-C-S World Championship.  Second place was Lauren Ray who won 100-dollars and a certificate, while Bob Hall won third place and earned 50-dollars and a certificate.

 

In veggie competition, Lloyd Weir won first place earning 100-dollars, a banner, and the right to cook at the I-C-S World Championship.  Second place winner was Mike Goodman who won 30-dollars and a certificate, while Josh Zeman won third place and earned 20-dollars and a certificate.

 

In the “People’s Choice” competition Sunday at the Greater Taylorville Chillifest, George Rives won in the red chilli category, Helen Lewis the homestyle, Lloyd Weir won the verde category, and Mike Goodman won the veggie competition.  Each will have their entry fee paid to the 2020 competition.

 

 

CAPTION TO ABOVE:  People’s Choice Award winners in I-C-S chilli judging were announced Sunday in day 2 of the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest.  Back row from the left:  Tom Calvert, I-C-S Central States Cook-off Chair; red chili winner George Rives; homestyle winner Helen Lewis;  2019 Miss Chilli Pepper Alaina Deal;  verde winner Lloyd Weir; veggie winner Mike Goodman; and Amy Calvert of the Chamber Chillifest Committee.  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:  Verde winners in the I-C-S Central States Chilli Cook-off were announced Sunday in day 2 of the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest.  Back row, from the left:  Tom Calvert, I-C-S Central States Cook-off Chair; 3rd place winner Bob Hall; 2019 Miss Chilli Pepper Alaina Deal;  first place winner Lloyd Weir; 

and Amy Calvert of the Chamber Chillifest Committee.  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.   Second place winner Lauren Ray was not available for the group picture.

 

 

CAPTION TO ABOVE:  Homestyle chilli winners in the I-C-A Central States Chilli Cook-off were announced Sunday in day 2 of the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest.  Back row, from the left:  Tom Calvert, I-C-S Central States Cook-off Chair; 2019 Miss Chilli Pepper Alaina Deal; third place winner Julie Netzer; second place winner Mary Cannon; first place winner Helen Lewis; and Amy Calvert of the Chamber Chillifest Committee.  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:  Red chilli winners in the I-C-A Central States Chilli Cook-off were announced Sunday in day 2 of the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest.  Back row, from the left:  Tom Calvert, I-C-S Central States Cook-off Chair; third place winner Mike Goodman; 2019 Miss Chilli Pepper Alaina Deal; second place winner Jim Weller; first place winner Julie Netzer; and Amy Calvert of the Chamber Chillifest Committee.  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 Veggie chilli winners in the I-C-A Central States Chilli Cook-off were announced Sunday in day 2 of the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest.  Back row, from the left:  Tom Calvert, I-C-S Central States Cook-off Chair; second place winner Mike Goodman; 2019 Miss Chilli Pepper Alaina Deal; first place winner Lloyd Weir; and Amy Calvert of the Chamber Chillifest Committee.  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. Third place winner Josh Zeman was not available for the group picture.

 

BAGS TOURNAMENT

WINNERS NAMED IN 2 DAYS OF 

COMPETITION AT GREATER TAYLORVILLE

CHAMBER CHILLIFEST

 

 

(Taylorville)--It was a weekend full of competition at the Capital City Cornhole Club held 2 days of sanctioned bags tournaments at the 2019 Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.

 

In competition Saturday, some 2-thousand dollars in prize money was on the line, and here are the results:

 

In the “A” bracket:

1st Ryan Windsor and Casadores Herrera

2nd Bryson Jacobs and Jeremy Wheeler

3rd Danny Seals and Gene Quilter

4th Wade Whitted and Ethan Morgan

 

In the “B” bracket:

1st Steve Provost Jr. And Jon Mcdowell

2nd Payton Marie and Johnny Sirtout

3rd Dave Grant and Brandon Brosamer

 

In competition on Sunday, over 600-dollars in prize money was given away.  The top 4 teams were:

 

1st place:   Ryan Windsor and Zachory Sanders

2nd place:   Kevin Corso and Jeremy Wheeler

3rd place:   Teri Puckett McClain Tangman and Rick Kennedy

4th place:  Casadores Herrera and Dick Coy

 

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

IN LIL’ CHILLI BEAN “CUTEST BABY” CONTEST

SUNDAY AT GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER

CHILLIFEST

 

 

(Taylorville)--Winners were announced the Lil’ Chilli Bean “Cutest Baby” contest Sunday at the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest.

 

The contest was a “People’s Choice” contest, with votes counted by the amount each baby’s jar had it in at the end of the contest Sunday afternoon.

 

First place winner was Briella Jo Kennedy, the 8-month-old daughter of Kaylee Richards of Taylorville, who won a 100-dollar Chamber gift certificate.  Second place winner receiving a 75-dollar Chamber gift certificate, was Reed Allen Uhrich, the one-month-old son of Patrick Uhrich of Taylorville.  Third place winner was Elaine “Lainie” Skinner, the 3-month-old daughter of Taylor Landers of Taylorville, who won a 50-dollar Chamber gift certificate.

 

This year’s Chilllifest Lil’ Chilli Bean Contest was again organized by Jane Hunsche, and again sponsored by People’s Bank and Trust.

 

CAPTION TO ABOVE:  Winners in the Lil’ Chilli Bean “Cutest Baby” contest Sunday at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest were, from the left:  Elaine “Lainie” Skinner, the 3-month-old daughter of Taylor Landers of Taylorville, who won a 50-dollar Chamber gift certificate; Reed Allen Uhrich, the one-month-old son of Patrick Uhrich of Taylorville, who won a 75-dollar Chamber gift certificate; Briella Jo Kennedy, the 8-month-old daughter of Kaylee Richards of Taylorville, who won a 100-dollar Chamber gift certificate; and Lil’ Chilli Bean Contest organizer Jane Hunsche.

 

 

WINNERS ANNOUNCED

IN DAY ONE OF INTERNATIONAL CHILLI SOCIETY

JUDGING AT GREATER TAYLORVILLE

CHILLIFEST

 

 

(Taylorville)--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:  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:  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:  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:  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:  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.

 

 

GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHILLIFEST

HONORS WORLD CHAMPION

CHILLI COOKS

 

 

(Taylorville)--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:  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.

 

ROYALTY CROWNED ON FIRST DAY

OF GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

CHILLIFEST

 

 

(Taylorville)--A host of royalty was crowned on Saturday, during the first day of the 2019 Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest on the square.

 

9 Little Mister’s, 15 Little Misses, 15 Junior Misses, and 15 Miss contestants, participated in the annual pageant.  Brittany Moore again chaired the Chillifest pageant this year.

 

8-year-old Jacob Smith, the son of Bobbi and Bernadine Smith of Taylorville, was Little Mister Chilli Pepper.  First runner-up was 4-year-old Treven Owens, the son of Quincy Law and Tyler Owens, while second runner-up was 6-year-old Eli Whitlow, the son of Amy and Robert Whitlow of Taylorville.  7-year-old Keagan Cruz, the son of Brooke and Mario Cruz, sold the most raffle tickets in the Little Mister category, while Whitlow also picked up the award for the best stage presence, and Smith also picked up the award for best dressed.  4-year-old Maddox Busboom, the son of Randi and Casey Busboom, won the Little Mister award for being the most photogenic.

 

In the Chillifest Little Miss Chilli Pepper competition, the crown went to 6-year-old Camri Phillips, the daughter of Jacob and Trish Phillips of Taylorville.  First runner-up was Harper Simmons, the 3-year-old daughter of Amanda Stewart and Blake Simmons of Taylorville, while second runner-up was Rayna Segrest, the 4-year-old daughter of Heather Segrest of Morrisonville.  Kyndle Coady, the 6-year-old daughter of Amber and William Coady, sold the most raffle tickets in the Little Miss category.  4-year-old Leigha Broccardo, the daughter of BreAnne Broccardo and Bruce Mansfield, won the Little Miss award for stage presence, while Segrest also won the award for best dressed, and Phillips also won most photogenic in the Little Miss category.

 

The Chillifest Junior Miss Pageant winner was Julie Wayman, the 10-year-old daughter of David and Jennifer Wayman.  First runner-up was Taryn Clarke, the 11-year-old daughter of Alicia and Tharin Clarke of Morrisonville, while second runner-up was 10-year-old Liberty Courtaway, the daughter of Shanda and Eric Courtaway.  Rilynne Segrest, the 9-year-old daughter of Heather and Shane Segrest, sold the most raffle tickets in the Junior Miss category.  Wayman also won the award for best stage presence, while Maliyah Reber, the 7-year-old daughter of Courtney Reber of Taylorville won the best dressed award, and 10-year-old Laynee Smith, the daughter of Halli and Andy Smith, won the Junior Miss award for most photogenic.

 

Hannah Chitwood, the 12-year-old daughter of Bev Chitwood, won the Teen Miss Chilli Pepper crown at Saturday’s Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest pageant.  First runner-up was Zarah Guzman, the 12-year-old daughter of Jessica Guzman, and second runner-up was Ella Hohenstein, the 12-year-old daughter of Neil and Elizabeth Hohenstein of Taylorville.  The “People’s Choice”, “Miss Congeniality”, and most photogenic awards went to Guzman, and Elizabeth Turley, the 12-year-old daughter of Wanda Turley and Donald Wilham, sold the most raffle tickets in the Teen Miss category.  Best interview winner was Hohenstein, while Turley also won the award for best stage presence, and Jory Wingo, the 14-year-old daughter of Jamie Gardner and Jacob Wingo, won the best dressed award.

 

In the Miss Chilli Pepper pageant at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chilllifest, the crown went to Alaina Deal, the 15-year-old daughter of Phil and Teri Deal.  She also won the “Miss Congeniality” award. First runner-up and the People’s Choice Award winner was Elizabeth Amyer, the 17-year-old daughter of Sherie and Randy Amyer, who also sold the most raffle tickets among the Miss candidates.  Second runner-up was Rachel Williams, the 16-year-old daughter of Kerri Williams.  Emily Leers, the 17-year-old daughter of Angie and Kevin Leers won the best interview award, while 15-year-old Faith Horton, daughter of Wess and Amanda Horton won the best stage presence award.  Best dressed in the Miss Chilli Pepper pageant was Hayden Baker, the 19-year-old daughter of Steve and Wendy Brookens, and Amber Feser, the 16-year-old daughter of Christina and Mario Garze, won the most photogenic award in the Miss category.

 

 

CAPTION TO ABOVE:  8-year-old Jacob Smith (seated), the son of Bobbi and Bernadine Smith of Taylorville, was Little Mister Chilli Pepper.  First runner-up was 4-year-old Treven Owens (front row, 4th from the left), the son of Quincy Law and Tyler Owens, while second runner-up was 6-year-old Eli Whitlow (front row, second from left), the son of Amy and Robert Whitlow of Taylorville.  2018 Little Miss Carmen Vincent is front row, first from the left.  Back row, from the left:   2018 Miss Chilli Pepper Dariess Moreland, 2018 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper Katelyn White, and 2018 Little Mister Silas Joyce.

 

 

CAPTION TO ABOVE:  In the Chillifest Little Miss Chilli Pepper competition, the crown went to 6-year-old Camri Phillips (seated), the daughter of Jacob and Trish Phillips of Taylorville.  First runner-up was Harper Simmons (last on right), the 3-year-old daughter of Amanda Stewart and Blake Simmons of Taylorville, while second runner-up was Rayna Segrest (front left), the 4-year-old daughter of Heather Segrest of Morrisonville.  Back row, from the left:  2018 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper Katelyn White, 2018 Miss Chilli Pepper Dariess Moreland,  and 2018 Little Mister Silas Joyce.  2018 Little Miss Chilli Pepper Carmen Vincent is front row, third from the left.

 

 

CAPTION TO ABOVE:  The Chillifest Junior Miss Pageant winner was Julie Wayman (seated), the 10-year-old daughter of David and Jennifer Wayman.  First runner-up was Taryn Clarke (5th from the left), the 11-year-old daughter of Alicia and Tharin Clarke of Morrisonville, while second runner-up was 10-year-old Liberty Courtaway (first on the left), the daughter of Shanda and Eric Courtaway.  2018 Little Mister Silas Joyce is second from the left, 2018 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper Katelyn White is third from the left, 2018 Miss Chilli Pepper Dariess Moreland is 4th from the left, and 2018 Little Miss Chilli Pepper Carmen Vincent is furthest to the right.

 

 

CAPTION TO ABOVE:  Hannah Chitwood (seated), the 12-year-old daughter of Bev Chitwood, won the Teen Miss Chilli Pepper crown at Saturday’s Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest pageant.  First runner-up was Zarah Guzman (furthest right), the 12-year-old daughter of Jessica Guzman, and second runner-up was Ella Hohenstein (first from the left), the 12-year-old daughter of Neil and Elizabeth Hohenstein of Taylorville. 

 2018 Little Mister Silas Joyce is fourth from the left, 2018 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper Katelyn White is second from the left, 2018 Miss Chilli Pepper Dariess Moreland is fifth from the left, and 2018 Little Miss Chilli Pepper Carmen Vincent is third from the left.

 

CAPTION TO ABOVE:  In the Miss Chilli Pepper pageant at the Greater Taylorville Chamber Chilllifest, the crown went to Alaina Deal (seated), the 15-year-old daughter of Phil and Teri Deal.  She also won the “Miss Congeniality” award. First runner-up was Elizabeth Amyer (right), the 17-year-old daughter of Sherie and Randy Amyer, who also sold the most raffle tickets among the Miss candidates.  Second runner-up was Rachel Williams (back row, first on the left), the 16-year-old daughter of Kerri Williams. 

2018 Little Mister Silas Joyce is back row and fourth from the left, 2018 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper Katelyn White is back row and third from the left, 2018 Miss Chilli Pepper Dariess Moreland is back row and 2nd from the left, and 2018 Little Miss Chilli Pepper Carmen Vincent is front row at the left.

 

2019 CHILLIFEST SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Subject to change.  Schedule below posted October 1, 2019 at 1:41pm.

 

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

 

9:00 AM Welcome & Opening Ceremonies- National Anthem Shanda Courtway/Mayor Barry South Stage

Chilli available at Chilli Tent Southeast Courthouse Lawn

Lil' Chilli Bean Contest Purple & Gold Tent

Gun & Prize Raffle Tickets Purple & Gold Tent

9:30 AM THS Dance Team (Heather Odam) South Stage

9:50 AM Center Point Dance Academy Performance (Heather Odam) South Stage

10:00 AM Kidzone: Pumpkin Painting sponsored Taylorville Memorial Hospital until 5:00 KidZone on the West Side

10:30 AM Chillinois Regional Cookoff East Side of Square

Antone Derrochi Performs South Stage

11:00 AM 7th Annual Bags Tournament Capital City Cornhole REGISTRATION Northeast Corner of Square

Kidzone: Junior Fire Fighter Training until 1:00 KidZone

11:30 AM Taylorville Police K-9 Demonstration South Stage (street)

11:45 AM 7th Annual Bags Tournament MEETING Northeast Corner of Square

12:00 Noon Little/Junior/Miss Chilli Pepper Pageants South Stage (street)

Bags FLY for 7th Annual Bags Tournament Northeast Corner of Square

1:00 PM Kidzone: Storytime & Crafts w/ Taylorville Library until 1:30 KidZone

1:30 PM Kidzone: Dudley the Great Magic Show until 2:00 KidZone

2:00 PM Kidzone: Dudley the Great Balloon Art until 2:30 KidZone

3:00 PM Cody Moomey Performs South Stage

3:00 PM Kidzone: WERQ for Kids! until 3:30 KidZone

5:00 PM Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu and Taekwondo Demonstration (Joe Cearlock) South Stage (street)

5:30 PM The Dance Station Performs (Angie Neal) South Stage (street)

5:45ish Chilli & Salsa Awards Presentation South Stage

North Stage Activities

11:00 -1:00 PM Cross Country Classics - Pam Wilson North Stage

1:00 - 3:00 PM Tim Zini North Stage

3:00-5:00PM Roasteneers North Stage

 

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

 

9:30 AM Central States Regional Cookoff East Side fo Square

WERQ Demo (Lisa Reeter) South Stage (street)

10:00 AM Chilli Available at Chilli Tent Southeast Courthouse Lawn

Lil' Chillibean Contest Continues Purple & Gold Tent

10:30 AM Sky High Performance (Ann Kendle) South Stage (street)

11:00 AM 7th Annual Bags Tournament REGISTRATION Northeast Corner of Square

Kidzone: Pumpkin Painting sponsored by Taylorville Memorial Hospital until 5:00 KidZone

Tumble & Fly Performance (Erica Moreland) South Stage (street)

11:30 AM THS Cheerleaders Perform (Shelley Rexroad) South Stage (street)

Kidzone: Storytime & Crafts w/ Taylorville Library until 12:00 KidZone

11:45 AM 7th Annual Bags Tournament MEETING Northeast Corner of Square

12:00 NOON TJHS Cheerleaders Perform (Amy Kent) South Stage (street)

Bags FLY 7th Annual Bags Tournament Northeast Corner of Square

12:30 PM TYC Cheer Performance (Billie Heberling) South Stage (street)

Kidzone: Aaron's Balloon Creations until 1:30 sponsored by Five Star Enterprise Taxi & Limo KidZone

1:00 PM Taylorville High School Jazz Band (Chris Gunn) South Stage

Pedal Tractor Pull presented by Taylorville FFA Northside of the Square

Lil' Chillibean Contest Ends Purple & Gold Tent

2:00 PM TJHS Dance Team Performs (Bobbi Ward) South Stage (street)

2:30 PM Yoga Demonstration (Lindsay Moomey) South Stage

3:00 PM Wild Times Exotics Petting Zoo until 5:00 p.m. KidZone

Lil' Chillibean Contest Results South Stage

Cody Moomey Performs South stage

4:30 PM Chilli & Salsa Awards Presentation South Stage

Raffle /Drawings to follow awards presentation

NORTH STAGE ACTIVITIES

12:00-4:00 PM LIVEWIRE North Stage

4:00 - 5:00 PM Dexter Anodyne North Stage

 

CHILLIFEST RAFFLE PRIZE LIST

As of October 1, 2019 10:14am.  Subject to change.

 

Donated By and Item listed below:

 

Refreshment Services Pepsi-Brian Reed Dr. Pepper Football Toss

Denise Evans - SAFE PASSAGE Front Door Silk Floral

Mary DelValle $20 Chamber Gift Certificate

Market Street Inn $50 Gift Certificate

Northside Veterinary Clinic $25 Gift Certificate

Dr. Barron Chiropractic Gift Certificate for One Hour Massage

Megan Dain Weddings & Events $100 Gift Certificate

Mary DelValle $20 Chamber Gift Certificate

Red Barn Produce - Linda Smith Popcorn

LakeShore Golf Course-Jason Boldig (1) 18 hole round of golf

Shoe Sensation Gift Card & Goodies

WICS Channel 20 (4) passes Pumkin Creek Farms

The Wooden Flower $25 Gift Certificate

Southern Ledge Pools & Spas Grill Spice Basket

CTI 3 month Fiber Internet Service

5 Star Enterpises Limo Service (1) hour limo ride

ACE Hardware Doggie Statue

Northside Veterinary Clinic $25 Gift Certificate

Mary DelValle $20 Chamber Gift Certificate

The Clinton J Hornbuckle Memorial Foundation Gift Basket

Jennifer Franklin-REMAX Realty*Kathy Garst Team Keurig Coffee Maker and basket

Christian County Fair Board (4) Grandstand Admisson Ticketws

Northside Veterinary Clinic $25 Gift Certificate

Dr. Barron Chiropractic Gift Certificate for One Hour Massage

Angelo's Pizza and Catering $25 Gift Card

Mary DelValle $20 Chamber Gift Certificate

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce (2) Sweatshirts from Tornado

Ray Koonce - Christian County Board Member Spices

Mary Renner - CCEDC $50 Rosati's Gift Card

The Wooden Flower $25 Gift Certificate

Mary DelValle $20 Chamber Gift Certificate

Northside Veterinary Clinic $25 Gift Certificate

Paul Gagne & Betty Asmussen Beer Cooler

US Bank Goody Basket

TMH Gift Shop Halloween Gift Bag

LakeShore Golf Course-Jason Boldig (1) 18 hole round of golf

Christian County YMCA One Year Family Membership

Aaron's Sales & Lease 42" TV

Collections of Professions Gun Raffle

 

GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST COMMITTEE HOLDS FINAL MEETING BEFORE EVENT THIS WEEKEND

Posted September 30, 2019

 

Monday night was the last meeting for the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest Committee, before the 2019 event kicks off this Saturday morning on the square.

 

Long-time Chillifest chairperson Greg Hornbuckle told Regional Radio News after the meeting, that moving the stages, bleachers, and hundreds of chairs to the square, begins on Friday morning.

 

 

And, Hornbuckle said the Monday night meeting went very well.

 

 

Find out about this weekend's Greater Taylorville Chamber Chillifest at the event web site, chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's.

 

And, this reminder that all 6 Miller Media Group radio stations, will broadcast live from the Taylorville square both days.

 

CHILLIFEST COMMITTEE MEETS AS EVENT IS 2 WEEKS OUT

Posted September 23, 2019

 

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest Committee met Monday night at Rosati's Pizza, working on more details for this year's event taking place on the Taylorville square October 5th and 6th.

 

Event chair Greg Hornbuckle attended the meeting on his 60th birthday, and told Regional Radio News that there's just 2 weeks to go and lots of details were discussed Monday night.

 

 

For complete information on this year's Chillifest, go to chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's.

 

EXCITEMENT BUILDS TOWARDS GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST

Posted September 9, 2019

 

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest Committee met Monday night as they work towards this year's event on the Taylorville square October 5th and 6th.

 

It was announced that the Little Mister and Teen Miss Chilli Pepper contests, still need more entries.  The entry process is on line by clicking the "Pageant Entry Form" icon at the event's web site, chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's.

 

More volunteers are also needed for various tasks during Chillifest weekend.  To volunteer to work at the Pepsi trailer, the information booth, or to assist in other ways, contact Amy Calvert Winans at 825-57-49.

 

Groups of 4 are also needed to assist children in pumpkin painting during Chillifest.  To volunteer your group, contact Kidzone chair Laura Hadley at 824-25-55.

 

Chillifest social media chair Susan Lawrence told Regional Radio News about the excitement she felt during the meeting Monday night.

 

 

To find out all about the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chilllifest, go to chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's.

 

 

GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST COOKOFF FLYER RELEASED

Posted August 27, 2019

 

This year’s Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest Cook-Off Flyer has been released.

 

The flyer outlines the 2 days of International Chilli Society sanctioned judging of homestyle, veggie, verde, and red chilli competition.  Saturday, October 5th will feature the “Regional Chillinois Cook-Off”, and Sunday, October 6th will be the “Central States Regional Chilli Cook-Off.”  

 

There’s prize money and plaques being offered in several different categories, and all first place winners advance to the 2020 World Championship.

 

All registrations must be done on-line at chillicookoff-dot-com.

 

The Cook-Off Flyer has additional rules and details, and can be accessed at the event’s web site, chillifest-dot-info, that’s chillifest with 2-L’s.

 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST KIDZONE

Posted August 27, 2019

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest is in need of volunteers for this year’s Kidzone at this year’s event October 5th and 6th on the Taylorville square.

 

Kidzone chair Laura Hadley says local businesses, churches and non-profit organizations are urged to get a group together to facilitate such kids’ events as pumpkin painting.  Hadley adds that groups can wear your business or non-profit shirt as a way to promote, as well as bring signs and giveaways.

 

Hadley says a connection with the Chamber Chillifest Kidzone provides and creates new relationships, contacts and potential clients.

 

To volunteer your business or organization to work in the Chamber Chillifest Kidzone, contact Hadley at 824-2555.

 

 

GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHILLIFEST COMMITTEE MEETS, TWEEKS SOME EVENTS

Posted August 19, 2019

 

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest Committee held their monthly meeting Monday night at Angelo's Pizza, putting further planning into this year's event to be held on the Taylorville Square October 5th and 6th.

 

Pageant chair Brittany Moore reported that all 15 Little Miss Chilli Pepper slots are filled, 6 of the 15 Little Mister slots are filled, all 15 Junior Miss Chilli Pepper slots are filled, 5 of the 15 Miss Teen Chilli Pepper slots are filled for girls age 12 to 14, and 12 of the 15 Miss Chilli Pepper slots for girls age 15 to 19 are filled.  This year's application process is strictly on-line by going to chillifest-dot-info and clicking on the Pageant Entry Form.  Deadline for all entries is September 6th at 5pm.

 

It was reported Monday night, that all Chillifest South Stage entertainment slots are filled, and all but one of the North Stage slots are also filled for the weekend.

 

And, this year's Chillifest Kids Zone will feature pumpkin painting all day both days, sponsored by Taylorville Memorial Hospital.

 

Chillifest social media chair Susan Lawrence told Regional Radio News after the meeting, that this year's Chillifest will be tweeking some events thru-out the 2 days.

 

 

And, Lawrence says this year's social media presence at Chillifest will have a fun contest.

 

 

Find complete information on the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest, by going to chillifest-dot-info, that's chillifest with 2-L's.

 

GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHILLIFEST LITTLE MISS, JUNIOR MISS PAGEANT ENTRIES FULL; OTHER AGE CATEGORIES STILL BEING ACCEPTED

Posted August 4, 2019

 

Officials with the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest have announced that they’ve filled their 15 entry slots for each of their Little Miss and Junior Miss contests as part of the annual Chillifest pageants on Saturday, October 5th.

 

Entries are still being accepted for the Little Mister Chilli Pepper, Teen Miss, and Miss Chilli Pepper contests.

 

Little Mister Chilli Pepper entries are for children ages 3-8, Teen Miss Chilli Pepper entrants are ages 12-14, and Miss Chilli Pepper entrants are ages 15-19.  Participants must be their category age on October 5th.  Entrants must be residents of Christian County.

 

  An important change in this year’s pageant, is that all entries must be submitted on-line.  The link to the entry page can be found by clicking the “Pageant Entry Form” icon on the right side of the event’s page, chillifest-dot-info, that’s Chillifest with 2-L’s.  You can also find the link on the Taylorville Chilli Pepper Pageant’s Facebook page.  Each age group contest is limited to the first 15 entries, and the deadline for entering is September 6th at 5pm.

 

There will be one rehearsal for all contestants, on Friday October 4th on the main stage in front of US bank. Practice will not exceed an hour. Parents are welcome.

 

Little Miss and Mister contestants will have no interview. Junior miss contestants will answer an onstage question, and the Teen and Miss Contestants will have a 3-minute interview with the judges, then an onstage question. All onstage questions to be used during the pageant will be given prior to pageant day. The interview portion of the Teen and Miss pageant is held at 9 a.m. Oct. 5th.    Contestants are asked to wear dress clothes suitable for a graduation ceremony.

As for awards during the Greater Taylorville Chillifest Pageants, there will be a winner, 1st runner up, 2nd runner up, photogenic, best dressed, stage presence, most raffle tickets sold. (teen/miss) congeniality, interview, people’s choice.     

 

This year’s event will take place October 5th and 6th, on the Taylorville square. 

 

GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST PAGEANT ENTRIES NOW BEING ACCEPTED

Posted August 1, 2019

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest, is now accepting applicants for its many pageants taking place Saturday, October 5th.

 

Start time for the pageants has been changed to noon, at the same location as past years, the event’s main stage on the south side of the Taylorville square.

 

The pageant is open to all residents of Christian County.

 

Age groups include Little Miss Chilli Pepper ages 3-6, Little Mister Chilli Pepper ages 3-8, Junior Miss Chilli Pepper ages 7-11, Teen Miss Chilli Pepper ages 12-14, and Miss Chilli Pepper ages 15-19.  Participants must be their category age on October 5th.  

 

An important change in this year’s pageant, is that all entries must be submitted on-line.  The link to the entry page can be found by clicking the “Pageant Entry Form” icon on the right side of the event’s page, chillifest-dot-info, that’s Chillifest with 2-L’s.  You can also find the link on the Taylorville Chilli Pepper Pageant’s Facebook page.  Each age group contest is limited to the first 15 entries, and the deadline for entering is September 6th at 5pm.

 

There will be one rehearsal for all contestants, on Friday October 4th on the main stage in front of US bank. Practice will not exceed an hour. Parents are welcome.

 

Little Miss and Mister contestants will have no interview. Junior miss contestants will answer an onstage question, and the Teen and Miss Contestants will have a 3-minute interview with the judges, then an onstage question. All onstage questions to be used during the pageant will be given prior to pageant day. The interview portion of the Teen and Miss pageant is held at 9 a.m. Oct. 5th.  

 

Contestants are asked to wear dress clothes suitable for a graduation ceremony.

 

As for awards during the Greater Taylorville Chillifest Pageants, there will be a winner, 1st runner up, 2nd runner up, photogenic, best dressed, stage presence, most raffle tickets sold. (teen/miss) congeniality, interview, people’s choice.     

 

This year’s event will take place October 5th and 6th, on the Taylorville square. 

 

GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER CHILLIFEST VENDOR FORMS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted August 1, 2019

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce has released its vendor forms for their annual Chillifest taking place on the Taylorville square October 5th and 6th.

 

Those forms can be downloaded at the event’s web site, chillifest-dot-info, that’s Chillifest with 2-L’s.  After being completed, they can be submitted to the Chamber office on the 2nd floor of the U-S Bank building of the Taylorville square.

 

Vendors are reminded that registration deadline is September 27th, and all vendors should check in by 7:30am October 6th in the Advanced Title Building.  There is an additional charge for electricity.

 

Find out all the information on the upcoming Greater Taylorville Chillifest at chillifest-dot-info.

 

GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHILLIFEST COMMITTEE MEETS

Posted July 22, 2019

 

 

The Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest Committee held their monthly meeting at the Angelo's Pizza meeting room Monday night, as plans continue for the annual event on the Taylorville square October 5th and 6th.

 

C-E-O of the Chamber Patty Hornbuckle told Regional Radio News after the meeting, that committee members shared what each are doing in their specific area to improve the event.

 

 

Hornbuckle added that even though many Chillifest commmittee members have served for many years, it still takes a lot of work to make it happen.

 

 

Volunteers are what make the Greater Taylorville Chillifest happen.

 

 

To volunteer to work at this year's Greater Taylorville Chillifest, contact the Chamber office at 824-49-19.

 

 

 

DATES ANNOUNCED FOR 2019 GREATER TAYLORVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CHILLIFEST

Posted March 20, 2019

 

Dates have been announced for the 2019 Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Chillifest on the square.

 

This year’s event will take place October 5th and 6th.  

 

This year’s Chillifest will again return many of the favorites attendees have enjoyed, as well as 2 days of International Chilli Society judging in several different categories.

 

The Chamber will again serve its famous Chillifest chilli, as well as Pepsi products, under the Purple and Gold tent on the south side of the Courthouse Square.

 

As the schedule gets finalized in coming months, you’ll find it and all the contest entry forms, at the event’s web site, chillifest-dot-info, that’s “chillifest” with 2-L’s.

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