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Terlingua Trails October 2004



Heats up



On Saturday August 28th, the first “Mountain States Chili Cookoff” took place at Mountain States Children’s Home in Longmont Colorado.  This cookoff was held in conjunction with the Children’s Home annual “Bargain Auction” to help benefit this more than worthwhile organization.       Although the Bargain Auction was the premier attraction there were plenty of hungry people to go around. The skies were blue as the chili simmered.  Chili lovers gathered in a sea of activity amongst a steady cadence from the auctioneer. Not only did the weather cooperate with a beautiful “Chamber of Commerce” day in Colorado,  but the Children’s Home with the help of the Longmont Jaycees, did a superb job of organizing and putting the event on -  I speak here for any cookoff, never mind a first time event!  With good representation from Wyoming and Colorado the cookoff proceeded without a hitch.  The Bargain Auction that was in conjunction with the cookoff kept the event hopping the entire time.  A few cooks went home with truckloads of "bargains" to boot.   The staff at the Children's Home would like to have us back next year to hold the event again.  It seems that a lot of people that came out for the cookoff, ended up at the auction instead.   And now to the Winners 

In our Green division Steve Lee of Longmont Colorado took Top honors closely followed by Robert Batie of Loveland.

Showmanship was also won by Steve Lee and his Warriors of the Crimson Pepper (Longmont, Colorado)

Steve Lee of Longmont Colorado was on a roll and won the Red cookoff with his Warriors Red Chili.  Robert Batie of Loveland Colorado took 2nd while his wife Christi Batie took 3rd.  Lyman Wilkinson also of Loveland, and the Colorado Pod’s Great Pepper, took 4th Place and his wife Linda took 5th

All of the cooks went out of their way to make this a special event.  Thank you to all who participated, planned, volunteered, sponsored, got up early - and oh yes - cooked
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