Fair weather brings crowd to Chili Cook-Off

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Barry Electric employees celebrate one of their many wins at the annual Chili and Salsa Cook-Off in Cassville Saturday. The team won second place salsa, people's choice salsa, third place chili, people's choice chili and most spirited. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

First prize for best chili went to the Cassville United Methodist Church this year.

Kai Henson, 4, of Cassville, shows off her skills at a PCF Sparks practice during the annual Chili and Salsa Cook-Off in Cassville Saturday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Alan McNabb, left, Barry Electric, serves up some salsa to Scott Young, right, of Washburn, at the annual Chili and Salsa Cook-Off in Cassville Saturday. Favorable weather brought a large crowd to the event, which sold out of tasting kits before noon. Also pictured, from left, is Jennifer Swanson, Kerry Mattingly and Jennifer Antle Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Owen Edwards, right, 6, and his brother, Cory Mitchell, 3, both of Cassville, take a ride on the barrel train at the annual Chili and Salsa Cook-Off in Cassville Saturday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Dove Haney was busy at the annual Chili and Salsa Cook-Off in Cassville Saturday spinnig up cotton candy for local youth. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
David Turner, 10, of Cassville, aims a ball at a stack of pvc pipe in hopes of winning a prize at one of the booths at the annual Chili and Salsa Cook-Off in Cassville Saturday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Wade Decker, of Bentonville, Ark., plays drums for the Lucas Gates Band, which performed at the annual Chili and Salsa Cook-Off in Cassville Saturday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Riley Fletcher, a senior at Cassville High School lays into a car with a sledge hammer as part of a fundraiser for the school's Project Graduation. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
First prize for best chili went to the Cassville United Methodist Church this year. Accepting the prize from Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce Director Brittany Farris was Brooks McNeill, of Exeter. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
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