12th annual chili walk draws hundreds to Redbud City
BUCHANAN — Hundreds flocked to the Buchanan Chili Cook-Off Thursday evening to sample from 26 varieties of chili cooked by local Niles and Buchanan business owners.
The event was hosted by the Buchanan Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by a variety of local businesses.
Those who participated in sampling the chili paid $2 for a spoon. The proceeds from the event were collected from the Buchanan Parks and Recreation Department. After the sampling was through, a panel of judges and the people voted for their favorite chili. An awards ceremony took place at Lehman’s Orchard Brewery and Farmhouse.
The following competitors were awarded:
• D. Mottl Realty won the Spirit Award
• Hilltop Café won the Judge’s Choice
• Buchanan — Galien Lions won the People’s Choice Award
• Redbud Hardware won the best chili name for their chili the WTF, Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot.