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Courthouse gang wins best chili at cook-off
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The Best Decorated Booth honor at the 10th Annual Habitat for Humanity Chili Cook-Off went to the DeKalb County Board of Education, who served Storybook Chili with a Wizard of Oz themed booth at the event. All proceeds from the cook-off will go toward the building of the next Habitat for Humanity house in DeKalb County. - photo by Photo by Angie Meadows
DeKalb County’s best chili has been chosen.The 10th Annual Habitat for Humanity Chili Cook-Off saw the DeKalb County Officials “Courthouse Gang” take the award “Best Chili” Friday on the square downtown.Organizers said approximately 500 bowls of chili were served, and more than $3,500 was raised for the next Habitat house in DeKalb County.The “Best Decorated Booth” honor went to the DeKalb County Board of Education, who served “Storybook Chili” at the event.Second place in the "Best Chili" competition went to The Inn at Evins Mill’s “Groundbreaking Chili,” and the Middle Tennessee Natural Gas “Pipeline Pirates” were chosen for third place.“The Courthouse Gang” also received second place for “Best Decorated Booth,” and Indian Creek Baptist Church, with “Indian Summer Chili,” took the third place award.Eight teams participated in this year’s event, including “Storybook Chili” from the DeKalb County Board of Education; “Hot Checks Chili” from DeKalb Community Bank; “The Courthouse Gang” from the DeKalb County Officials; “Pipeline Pirates” from Middle Tennessee Natural Gas; “The Bean Counters” from Tom Janney, CPA and Associates; “Indian Summer Chili” from Indian Creek Baptist Church; “Groundbreaking Chili” from The Inn at Evins Mill; and “No Liability Chili” from the DeKalb County Bar Association.Delicious baked goods were provided by members of area churches, DCHS cheerleaders, and the DCHS Tiger Pride Bakery.Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization.Habitat for Humanity builds and renovates houses in partnership with volunteers and families in need, regardless of their ethnic or religious background. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.To contact Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County, call 215-8181.

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