Newberry hosts third annual Healthy Chili Cook-off


Those who donated blood at The Blood Connection’s mobile collection site received a free pass to taste each chili.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

A Zumbathon ran concurrently with the cook-off to get Newberry moving and promote a healthy lifestyle.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

WoodmenLife donated water bottles for the event. From the left are Christie Eargle, Laura Sharp and Dale Eargle.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Clint and Tara Layne of the Chiropractic Clinic of Newberry called their team, appropriately enough, The Chili Doctor.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Mike Graham pauses for a moment while cooking up Bubba’s Chili.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

The Mid-Carolina Club was Nick Stocker and daughter Belle.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Two Beans in a Pot featured the sibling-duo of Russel Tanner, left, and Kelli Shealy.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Blue Light Special serving up chili-flavored justice.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

The Happy Gobblers, Shane and Amy Kitchen, took third place last year with their turkey chili.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Blue Light Special took second place in last year’s cook-off. From the left are Haley Stuhr, Jason Stuhr and Mary Helen Stuhr.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Sheila Veach of Small Packages in Chapin offered a healthy white chicken chili.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

The Sodexo Wolf Pack included Tiffany Bell, Kingsley Cromer, Cameron Heller, Maddie Hunnicutt, Chase Austin, William Elm and Tyler Stasky.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

The proceeds from selling these bowls, handmade at the Newberry Arts Center, went to support the Pomaria Community Food Bank.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Bobby Mann, left, and Ron Moon prepared their “Recovery Chili” using bison meat.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Representing Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the Newberry County Coalition on Underage Drinking were, left to right, Mollie Graham, Margaret Brackett, Tom Perry and Heather Williams.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Police Chief Roy McClurkin, left, and Officer John Donnelly kept a steady eye on things in Memorial Park on Saturday.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Two Beans in a Pot served up “Eskimo Chili.”


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

This year’s categories included Best Chili, Most Original Chili and Best Booth Decoration.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Tara Layne, aka The Chili Doctor, took Most Original Chili.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Best Booth Decoration and third Place Overall went to Sodexo Wolf Pack.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Two Beans in a Pot took second place overall.


Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Those who donated blood at The Blood Connection’s mobile collection site received a free pass to taste each chili.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_chili1.jpgThose who donated blood at The Blood Connection’s mobile collection site received a free pass to taste each chili. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

A Zumbathon ran concurrently with the cook-off to get Newberry moving and promote a healthy lifestyle.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_chili2.jpgA Zumbathon ran concurrently with the cook-off to get Newberry moving and promote a healthy lifestyle. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

WoodmenLife donated water bottles for the event. From the left are Christie Eargle, Laura Sharp and Dale Eargle.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_chili4.jpgWoodmenLife donated water bottles for the event. From the left are Christie Eargle, Laura Sharp and Dale Eargle. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Clint and Tara Layne of the Chiropractic Clinic of Newberry called their team, appropriately enough, The Chili Doctor.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_chili5.jpgClint and Tara Layne of the Chiropractic Clinic of Newberry called their team, appropriately enough, The Chili Doctor. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Mike Graham pauses for a moment while cooking up Bubba’s Chili.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_chili6.jpgMike Graham pauses for a moment while cooking up Bubba’s Chili. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

The Mid-Carolina Club was Nick Stocker and daughter Belle.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_chili7.jpgThe Mid-Carolina Club was Nick Stocker and daughter Belle. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Two Beans in a Pot featured the sibling-duo of Russel Tanner, left, and Kelli Shealy.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_chili8.jpgTwo Beans in a Pot featured the sibling-duo of Russel Tanner, left, and Kelli Shealy. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Blue Light Special serving up chili-flavored justice.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_chili10.jpgBlue Light Special serving up chili-flavored justice. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

The Happy Gobblers, Shane and Amy Kitchen, took third place last year with their turkey chili.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_chili11.jpgThe Happy Gobblers, Shane and Amy Kitchen, took third place last year with their turkey chili. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Blue Light Special took second place in last year’s cook-off. From the left are Haley Stuhr, Jason Stuhr and Mary Helen Stuhr.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_chili13.jpgBlue Light Special took second place in last year’s cook-off. From the left are Haley Stuhr, Jason Stuhr and Mary Helen Stuhr. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Sheila Veach of Small Packages in Chapin offered a healthy white chicken chili.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_chili14.jpgSheila Veach of Small Packages in Chapin offered a healthy white chicken chili. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

The Sodexo Wolf Pack included Tiffany Bell, Kingsley Cromer, Cameron Heller, Maddie Hunnicutt, Chase Austin, William Elm and Tyler Stasky.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_chili15.jpgThe Sodexo Wolf Pack included Tiffany Bell, Kingsley Cromer, Cameron Heller, Maddie Hunnicutt, Chase Austin, William Elm and Tyler Stasky. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

The proceeds from selling these bowls, handmade at the Newberry Arts Center, went to support the Pomaria Community Food Bank.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_chili16.jpgThe proceeds from selling these bowls, handmade at the Newberry Arts Center, went to support the Pomaria Community Food Bank. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Bobby Mann, left, and Ron Moon prepared their “Recovery Chili” using bison meat.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_chili18.jpgBobby Mann, left, and Ron Moon prepared their “Recovery Chili” using bison meat. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Representing Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the Newberry County Coalition on Underage Drinking were, left to right, Mollie Graham, Margaret Brackett, Tom Perry and Heather Williams.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_chili19.jpgRepresenting Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the Newberry County Coalition on Underage Drinking were, left to right, Mollie Graham, Margaret Brackett, Tom Perry and Heather Williams. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Police Chief Roy McClurkin, left, and Officer John Donnelly kept a steady eye on things in Memorial Park on Saturday.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_chili21.jpgPolice Chief Roy McClurkin, left, and Officer John Donnelly kept a steady eye on things in Memorial Park on Saturday. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Two Beans in a Pot served up “Eskimo Chili.”
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_chili23.jpgTwo Beans in a Pot served up “Eskimo Chili.” Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

This year’s categories included Best Chili, Most Original Chili and Best Booth Decoration.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_chili24.jpgThis year’s categories included Best Chili, Most Original Chili and Best Booth Decoration. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Tara Layne, aka The Chili Doctor, took Most Original Chili.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_chili25.jpgTara Layne, aka The Chili Doctor, took Most Original Chili. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Best Booth Decoration and third Place Overall went to Sodexo Wolf Pack.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_chili26.jpgBest Booth Decoration and third Place Overall went to Sodexo Wolf Pack. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Two Beans in a Pot took second place overall.
http://www.newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_chili27.jpgTwo Beans in a Pot took second place overall. Carson Lambert | The Newberry Observer

Those who donated blood at The Blood Connection’s mobile collection site received a free pass to taste each chili.

A Zumbathon ran concurrently with the cook-off to get Newberry moving and promote a healthy lifestyle.

WoodmenLife donated water bottles for the event. From the left are Christie Eargle, Laura Sharp and Dale Eargle.

Clint and Tara Layne of the Chiropractic Clinic of Newberry called their team, appropriately enough, The Chili Doctor.

Mike Graham pauses for a moment while cooking up Bubba’s Chili.

The Mid-Carolina Club was Nick Stocker and daughter Belle.

Two Beans in a Pot featured the sibling-duo of Russel Tanner, left, and Kelli Shealy.

Blue Light Special serving up chili-flavored justice.

The Happy Gobblers, Shane and Amy Kitchen, took third place last year with their turkey chili.

Blue Light Special took second place in last year’s cook-off. From the left are Haley Stuhr, Jason Stuhr and Mary Helen Stuhr.

Sheila Veach of Small Packages in Chapin offered a healthy white chicken chili.

The Sodexo Wolf Pack included Tiffany Bell, Kingsley Cromer, Cameron Heller, Maddie Hunnicutt, Chase Austin, William Elm and Tyler Stasky.

The proceeds from selling these bowls, handmade at the Newberry Arts Center, went to support the Pomaria Community Food Bank.

Bobby Mann, left, and Ron Moon prepared their “Recovery Chili” using bison meat.

Representing Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the Newberry County Coalition on Underage Drinking were, left to right, Mollie Graham, Margaret Brackett, Tom Perry and Heather Williams.

Police Chief Roy McClurkin, left, and Officer John Donnelly kept a steady eye on things in Memorial Park on Saturday.

Two Beans in a Pot served up “Eskimo Chili.”

This year’s categories included Best Chili, Most Original Chili and Best Booth Decoration.

Tara Layne, aka The Chili Doctor, took Most Original Chili.

Best Booth Decoration and third Place Overall went to Sodexo Wolf Pack.

Two Beans in a Pot took second place overall.

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