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Habitat holds chili cookoff
DeKalb County Habitat for Humanitys Tecia Puckett poses with Team DeKalb Board of Education Transportation Departments Jimmy Sprague downtown Friday as Michael Agee serves up samples. Winner for Best Chili and Best Decorated Booth with its Cheese Wagon Chili team DeKalb Board of Education Transportation Department also included Shara Cowan, Baylie Davis and Lori and Trinity Gallagher.
The 14th Annual Habitat for Humanity Chili Cook-off and Bake Sale, held Friday, Oct. 27, on the Town Square was another great success. According to the Chili Cook-off Committee, the weather couldn’t have been better, and approximately 400 folks came out to enjoy the day with $5,300 raised for Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County.In just their second year participating, “Cheese Wagon Chili” from the DeKalb County Department of Transportation took Top Chili Honors, with “Liberty and Chili For All” from Liberty State Bank coming in second place. Third-place chili honors went to “The Courthouse Gang” from the DeKalb County officials.The Best Decorated Booth Award also went to “Cheese Wagon Chili” from the DeKalb County Department of Transportation, with “Team MTNG – Cooking with Gas” from Middle Tennessee Natural Gas coming in second place and “The Bean Counters” from Janney and Associates, CPA’s placing third.The Golden Spoon Award went to newcomer team “Bobby Ray Detachment 1377” from the Marine Corps League, who raised $143 for Habitat in cash donations at their booth.Rounding out the 11 participating teams were “Volunteers for Justice” from the DeKalb County Bar Association, “Hot Momma’s” from Federal Mogul Motorparts, “Burning Down the House” from Smithville Storage, “Evins Mill Chef’s Chili” from The Inn at Evins Mill, and “Hot Checks Chili” from Wilson Bank and Trust.Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization.