Perfect weather brings crowd to Cook-Off

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Karen Shipp, left, of Springdale, Ark., gets a cup of chili from Sharra Westlin while Vanessa Ramos, center, serves up another patron. Westlin and Ramos were representing Barry County Drug Court, which won Best Chili and Most Spirited at the annual Chili and Salsa Cook-Off Saturday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

Karen Shipp, left, of Springdale, Ark., gets a cup of chili from Sharra Westlin while Vanessa Ramos, center, serves up another patron.

Holly Rivera, a “Hug Dealer” representing Celebrate Recovery, agonized over where her “M” would fall at the YMCA’s plinko game Saturday at the Chili and Salsa Cook-Off. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Courtney Rassmussen and incoming Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce Director Rachael Freeman, danced the “Chicken Dance” together on Saturday at the annual Chili and Salsa Cook-Off. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Lydia Stockton, right, 4, of Cassville, did the “Hokey Pokey” at the Chili and Salsa Cook-Off Saturday while her sister, Zoei Stockton, 5, polished off a piece of candy. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Bella Skinner, 10, of Springfield, had no trouble hitting the suckers in the ring toss game Saturday at the Chili and Salsa Cook-Off. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Kylie Hartman, 5, of Monett, drops a chip into the oversized Connect Four set up at a booth at the annual Chili and Salsa Cookoff. Hartman was at the event with her grandfather, Lonnie Beeson, of Cassville. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Alexia Davison, right, hands a Cassville-themed cowbell to Kyle Berry, 9, of Cassville. Davison was at the Chili and Salsa Cook-Off Saturday representing the Cassville High School cheerleading squad. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Brittany Pinnell, left, of Cassville, tried the salsa offered by the Barry County Republican Club at the Chili and Salsa Cook-Off Saturday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
From left, Lisa Lambel, Bailey Saffold, Abbi Atkinson and Drake Thomas perform as part of the Cassville United Methodist Church Praise Team Saturday at the Chili and Salsa Cook-Off. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
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