Neighbors celebrate 10th annual Chili Cook-off

Twenty crockpots and a record number of neighbors filled the Stewart-Powell garage for the 10th Annual McPherson Town Chili Cook-off in October.

Competition was fierce this year. The top winners were each separated by a single vote.

  • First place went to “Betty White Sweet and Spicy.”
  • The silver ladle was awarded to “Chili So Good It Will Make You Build a Wall and Pay For It. ”
  • Our Gold winner from 2015 took home the bronze with her concoction, “Thai Did the Chicken Cross the Road?
  • The green ladle went to the vegetarian entry, “Red Lentil-Coconut Chili.”

And during the course of the night, the Buckeyes pulled off an overtime victory over Wisconsin to stay undefeated, dispelling any superstition to avoid the neighborhood during game days.