You saw it all over Facebook, you heard about it in person, there were news stories done (KSN & KOAM), blog posts written, and promoting gone wild, but now it has come and gone and we’re going to recap…. The Newton County Christmas for Kids 4th Annual Chili Cookoff and Silent Auction + this year’s newest addition of the Non-Chili Category.
A lot of planning went in to this years events, a lot of great items were donated, time was donated, and we couldn’t be more grateful for all those who helped!
The Chili and Non-Chili items needed to be in place by 4:30.
People slowly started filtering in. We had 7 Chili entries and 8 Non-Chili Entries this year.
Judges were volunteers from the organizations who are involved in the Newton County Christmas for Kids. Judges judged the chili portion of the contest plus there was a people’s choice portion. Entries into the gate were $5 which also got you 5 tickets to be distributed between the Chili and Non-Chili entries. The non-chili portion of the contest was people’s choice only.
Judges were separated off from the rest of the people while the judging took place. They judged based on taste, flavor, looks, smells, and all that counts. Then they were released back to the general population to mingle.
Poor Pete. I include this picture because we have almost an identical picture from 2013 (the first cookoff) of him in this same position.