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Chili Challenge Success!

The weather did not daunt the crowd or the 20+ cooks who competed in the 21st annual Windsor Chamber of Commerce Chili Challenge on Saturday. A little rain was not enough to keep food-loving people from sampling delicious chilis which ranged from meaty and mild to spicy and woo-doggie hot! Chili sample tickets were an affordable $1.00 each, just right for sampling a whole lot of different recipes and local band, Fence Incident, played some great tunes to keep the people dancing.

After rigorous judging by a panel of experienced chili tasters, this year's trophies went to the following creative cooks and booth designers! Special recognition goes to Konica Minolta for placing in all three prize categories - a Windsor Chili Challenge first! More photos of the cooks, booths, and crowd can be found at www.windsorcc.org.

People's Choice award:
1) Union Street Tavern
2) Konica Minolta
3) VFW

Best Booth award:
1) FTDT Hoe Down
2) Sweet Harmony Cafe & Bakery
3) Konica Minolta

Best Chili award:
1) Windsor Ambulance
2) Windsor Republicans
3) Konica Minolta

"This is always a fun event, where thousands of people come out to sample chili and get to familiarize themselves with our local businesses and non-profit organizations," says Executive Director, Jane Garibay. "It's also our second-biggest fundraiser to support local businesses and our economy." Mark your calendar - sign up starts on July 1st.

Thank you to Windsor Federal Savings and Konica Minolta and the many volunteers that help each year with setting up the festival, organizing, judging, clean up and so much more. For more information about the Windsor Chamber of Commerce's business and community programs, please go to www.windsorcc.org.


PHOTOS:

Photos of all the 2016 Chili Challenge Winners
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ls8o0j69rfetpso/AABhA_joA0XPGBkS6hiCl5xLa?dl=0

Photos of the Chili Challenge event
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pgsz6kiqrrvj2a6/AAC7wV-v65d0SS-qeMBVStw3a?dl=0


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