Chili and Salsa Cook-off draws large crowd

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
William Naugle, right, of Cassville, celebrates his third consecutive win in the Sonic Chili Dog Challenge, as he devoured five chili dogs in 1:02 to take the prize. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com

William Naugle, right, of Cassville, celebrates his third consecutive win in the Sonic Chili Dog Challenge, as he devoured five chili dogs in 1:02 to take the prize.

Isaiah Crouch, left, 5, of Cassville, gets a balloon handed to him by Sharon Sater, who was working a booth at the Chili and Salsa Cook-off Saturday. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com
Charlee Eaton, 2 of Exeter, admires her balloon dog while being held by her mother, Tracy Eaton. The dog was made by Mimi the clown, who was making all sorts of balloon art during the Chili and Salsa Cook-off Saturday. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com
Barry Electric Cooperative employees celebrate their Best Chili win at the Chili and Salsa Cook-off Saturday. From left: Kerry Mattingly, Jolie Mattingly (Kerry's dauguter), MEgan Barber, Laura Holycross and Johnie Hendrix. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com
The annual pumpkin painting and carving contest brought in a number of different-style pumpkins, including ones made up to look like a gumball machine. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com
Camden Runnels, 5, of Cassville, launches a ball at the dunk tank at the Chili and Salsa Cook-off Saturday. Runnels' aim was perfect, as he dunked Darrell Reynolds Jr. of Exeter. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com
Darrell Reynlods Jr. of Exeter holds his nose as he falls into the water in the dunk tank, facilitated by a throw from Cassville 5-year-old Camden Runnels. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com
The 221 Band performed from noon to the end of the Chili and Salsa Cook-off Saturday. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com
Mick Epperly, Barry County sheriff, stirs a pot of chili for the Barry County Republican Club, which competed at the Chili and Salsa Cook-off Saturday. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com
The Three in 1 band performed at the Chili and Salsa Cook-off Saturday. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com
Greg Harter of Cassville, right, accepts a free bowl of chili from Kay Baker, who was assisted by Sue Blythe in handing out the warm chili on behalf of First Baptist Church. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com
McKinley Runnels, 8, of Cassville, works on a craft at the arts and crafts table at the Chili and Salsa Cook-off Saturday. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com
McKayla Martin, 10, of Aurora, bowls her ball at one of the booths at the Chili and Salsa Cook-off Saturday. Kyle Troutman editor@cassville-democrat.com
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