B-B-E Area Jaycees holds chili cook-off


Randy Olson

The Belgrade Fire Department table at the chili cook-off.

The Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Area Jaycees held their seventh annual chili cook-off on Saturday, March 12 at the Belgrade V.F.W. This year six teams competed to create the best chili in three categories. Each booth also competed for the best booth decoration and costumes with a St. Patrick's Day theme.

(Video) The awards are announced at the chili cook-off on March 12 in Belgrade.

John and Darlene Roelike entered for the Belgrade V.F.W. and won both top prizes of Best Chili, as determined by a panel of judges, and also the People's Choice Award. Their chili edged out the Paynesville Fire Department for the latter category by one ticket, 44 tickets to 43. In the Best Chili category, the Paynesville Fire Department took second place while also winning the award for the Best Fire Department chili with a traveling trophy to boot. The Sedan Fire Department took third place while also nabbing the Best Booth award.

Others participating were Mike Ulland with the Belgrade Coop plus the Belgrade Fire Department and Belgrade Steel Tank. The event was successful, and a portion of the proceeds went to help support the B-B-E Area Food Shelf.


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