Fifth annual Chili Cook-off spices up downtown Mount Gilead


By Alberta Stojkovic - The Sentinel



Alberta Stojkovic | The Sentinel All the Chili Cook off “chefs” gathered together. Kneeling are Scott Schaupert, Ellen Chipman, Brian Hadberg and Jason Pryor. In back from left: Wanda Dubucki, Sabrina Griffith, Shirley Long, Mike Porter, Carol Scott, Allen Stojkovic, Michaela McGill, Mary McGill, Tom Cronenwett’s son, Tom Cronenwett, Jeff Bood, Kim Bood and Dick Miller.


Alberta Stojkovic | The Sentinel There was a line for sampling the chili from the twelve who entered their crock pot of chili.


Flavors at the fifth annual Morrow County Community Center’s Chili Cook-off ranged from spicy to traditional, as 12 Morrow County cooks entered their chili recipes into the contest at Seniors on Center in Mount Gilead last Sunday.

It was a gloomy, overcast afternoon, but the mood at the Cook-off was as warm and spicy as the chili.

Vickie Counts commented that “there was lots of variety and something for everyone. It was just lots of fun.”

Kim Bood won the first place trophy for “Most Unique.” First Place “Spiciest” trophy went to Tom Cronenwett. Carol Scott won First Place in the “Traditional” category.

The second place medal went to Dick Miller for “Most Unique,” Jeff Bood got a second place for his spicy venison chili and Mary and John McGill got a second place medal for their “Traditional” chili. “Peoples’ Choice” honors went to the Whetstone Industries Team.

Proceeds from the Chili Cook off will go to fund programs and operations for the Morrow County Community Center and a portion will go to the Whetstone Copy Cats.

Alberta Stojkovic | The Sentinel All the Chili Cook off “chefs” gathered together. Kneeling are Scott Schaupert, Ellen Chipman, Brian Hadberg and Jason Pryor. In back from left: Wanda Dubucki, Sabrina Griffith, Shirley Long, Mike Porter, Carol Scott, Allen Stojkovic, Michaela McGill, Mary McGill, Tom Cronenwett’s son, Tom Cronenwett, Jeff Bood, Kim Bood and Dick Miller.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2016/03/web1_031.jpgAlberta Stojkovic | The Sentinel All the Chili Cook off “chefs” gathered together. Kneeling are Scott Schaupert, Ellen Chipman, Brian Hadberg and Jason Pryor. In back from left: Wanda Dubucki, Sabrina Griffith, Shirley Long, Mike Porter, Carol Scott, Allen Stojkovic, Michaela McGill, Mary McGill, Tom Cronenwett’s son, Tom Cronenwett, Jeff Bood, Kim Bood and Dick Miller.

Alberta Stojkovic | The Sentinel There was a line for sampling the chili from the twelve who entered their crock pot of chili.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2016/03/web1_008-2-.jpgAlberta Stojkovic | The Sentinel There was a line for sampling the chili from the twelve who entered their crock pot of chili.

By Alberta Stojkovic

The Sentinel