> 2006 Chili Challenge Info and Photos

2006 Chili Challenge Info and Photos

The Chamber's annual chili cook-off is held in October on Columbus Day weekend. Businesses are encouraged to host their own booth, cook their unique chili recipe, and promote their business to the public.

2006 Winners Announced!

For Best Chili:
1st Windsor Rehabilitation
2nd D'Aleo Designs
3rd All Stars Gymnastics

Best Booth:
1st Beanery Bistro - Mad Cow Chili
2nd D'Aleo Designs - When Pigs Fly
3rd Windsor Sanitation - Meal or No Meal

People's Choice:
1st Villari's
2nd Ramada Inn
3rd First Town Downtown

Honorable Mention
Spring Street Service Center
Kimberly Hall
Century21/Wm Smith Realty

See photos!

Live music and participants dressed in costume to accompany their booths' theme make this a fun and lively family event each fall. The recipes are amazing!

"There is always plenty of great tasting chili, great costumes and plenty of family fun at this popular event," said event organizer Lori Hartmann on behalf of the Windsor Chamber of Commerce, "We are extremely excited that so many cooks have agreed to return and we welcome any groups who would like to join in the fun!"

Prizes
At 3:00 prizes will be awarded for Best Chili, Best Booth Sohwmanship, and People's Choice.

Proceeds benefit Windsor Chamber Education and Community programs like Job Shadowing Day, Moot Court, and other programs to help our kids learn what different jobs are like and how the court system works.

Lions Club Arts & Crafts Fair Get an early start on your holiday shopping at the Windsor Lions Club Arts and Crafts Fair scheduled from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. For information call 285-0727

Canoe Race for the Windsor Food Bank The Windsor Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a canoe race from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. A number of canoes, sponsored by local service clubs, churches and organizations will be situated on the town green and accepting non-perishable and monetary donations for the Windsor Food/Fuel Banks. The distance the canoe travels on the green is dependent on the amount of food items/cash donated by the public to the organization sponsoring the canoe. All donations will be given to the Windsor Food/Fuel Banks. For information, call 683-0370. More info

Fire Safety October is fire prevention month and members of the Windsor Volunteer Fire Department along with the Town of Windsor Fire Marshal will be on the town green from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm to share fire safety information and allow participants to get a close-up look at fire fighting apparatus. For more information call 285-1971.


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Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Veterans Coffee Hour
Jun 27 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Edward Jones Grand Opening
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Jun 28 at Windsor Historical Society
Christopher Martin Art Show
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Jul 1 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Young Artist’s Watercolor Day
Jul 1 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movies Series
Jul 2 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
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Jul 4 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Bottle and Can Drive
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Christopher Martin's Art Reception
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Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
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Summer Movie Series
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Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
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Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
Friday at Windsor Art Center
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Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
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Diabetic Support Group
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Summer Movie Series
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National Hot Dog Day
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Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Ukulele for Beginners-B
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Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
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Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
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Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
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Monday Morning Book Club
Jul 22 at Windsor Public Library
Summer Movie Series
Jul 23 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Veterans Coffee Hour
Jul 25 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
Friday at Windsor Art Center
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Jul 29 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movie Series
Jul 30 at Windsor Public Library
Blood Drive Windsor Historical Soc.
Jul 31 at Windsor Historical Society
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Photojournalist Jessica Hill Art
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Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Aug 1 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Aug 5 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movie Series
Aug 6 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Windsor Business Connection
1st Wednesday at Bart's Drive In, 55 Palisado Ave
Alzheimer's Support Group
2nd Thursdays at Kimberly Hall N.
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
Friday at Windsor Art Center
Drawing and Painting 101 for Adults
Aug 12 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Monster Madness Art Day
Aug 12 at Windsor Art Center Studios
Summer Movie Series
Aug 13 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Business After Hours
Aug 14 at Edward Jones, Poquonock Ave, Windsor
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Talk It Up Toastmasters Meeting
Aug 15 at 175 Addison Road, Windsor, CT
Diabetic Support Group
Aug 20 at AP1, LP WIlson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Summer Movie Series
Aug 20 at Windsor Public Library
Bring Your Gadgets to the Geeks
Wednesdays at Windsor Public Library
Hot Lunch Program-60&Up
Weekdays at the Senior Center
Red Door of Grace Food Pantry
Wednesdays at Grace Episcopal Church, 311 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Ukulele for Beginners-B
Aug 21 at Windsor High School J113
Summer Concerts on the Green
Thursdays at Windsor Town Green
Veterans Coffee Hour
Aug 22 at Windsor Senior Center, 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT
Yoga at the Windsor Art Center
Friday at Windsor Art Center