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.