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Virginia Lugge and Jody Sale Win First Place In Chili Cook-Off

By Debby Stricker

A year  ago Virginia Lugge went to the Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook-off a few days after they moved to Okawville.

Fast forward a year, and Virginia Lugge and friend Jody Sale not only entered the Chili Cook-Off Saturday, but won first place.

Other winners were Annette’s Flowers and Gifts, second place; and Riechmann Bros. third place.

Prizes were $100 for first; $75  for 2nd, and $50 for third. Those winners were determined by a panel of judges.

Whitney Weeke won People’s Choice through voting of people who bought the unlimited tasting wristband. She received a certificate.

Annette’s Flowers and Gifts won Best Decorated Booth with her witch theme booth. Each sample of chili had an “eye” in. Each bowl of chili came with a “finger” she made from bread dough, and pink icing and almond slice for the nail. She received a Chamber of Commerce gift certificate.

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