Newberry’s first Chili Cook Off a success
Community members had the opportunity to buy three sample cups for $5 to vote on their favorite chili recipes Saturday afternoon. The money raised was donated to Super Bowl charities.
Children enjoyed sampling chili from the different vendors in Memorial Park Saturday.
Newberry College students Alaina Brown, left, and Faith Carnes, right tasted their first samples of chili.
A little boy taste tested some chili in Memorial Park Saturday afternoon.
As a part of the Chili Cook Off and Health Fair, community members gathered to Zumba in the street Saturday.
A crowd gathered Saturday afternoon for the city’s first Chili Cook Off in downtown Newberry.
Rep. Walt McLeod took several samples of chili to go Saturday afternoon.
Nick Stocker places his vote for his favorite chili.
James Mill, left, and his team, the “Beaver Dam Creek Cookers” took home first place in the best overall chili category Saturday. Mill was presented the award by Sharon Graham, middle, and Mary Alex Kopp, right.
Jeff Smith, left, and his team, “Jeremiah Bullfrog Chili” took home third place in the best overall chili category Saturday. Smith was presented the award by Sharon Graham, middle, and Mary Alex Kopp, right.
Nick Testa, left, and his team, “Newberry Dining Wolves” took home three prizes Saturday- the spiciest chili, the most original chili, and second place in the best overall chili categories. Testa was presented the award by Sharon Graham, middle, and Mary Alex Kopp, right.
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