October 8, 2013
The annual Main Street Altus’ Cotton Pickin’ Chili Cook-Off was held Saturday in downtown Altus.
There were 47 chili entries, 10 salsa entries and six barbecue entries. Aside from awarding 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes in each category, a Grand Chili and Barbecue winner was named, as well as eight Spirit Awards and an Overall Spirit award. Awards were also given for both small and large booths.
Taking top prize in Chili was Rebecca Edwards and Brandon Sellers with their Detonate Chili. Grand Barbecue went to Phil Marcha with “Phat Q.” Monica Gorham took 1st place out of the 10 salsa entries with her “Sooner Schooner” salsa. The Overall Spirit award went to Habitat for Humanity.
In Barbecue, 1st place went to Phil Marcha and Phatboy Phils’ “Phat Q”, 2nd place went to Jim Gover and NBC with “Sawdust Brisket”, and 3rd place went to Bryon Rohrer with “Rib Roarin Ribs.”
1st place went to Mike Swain and the Scottish-American Society of Altus with “Highland Lasanta Chili”, 2nd place went to Katie McAskill and Habitat for Humanity for “Happy, Happy, Happy Habitat Chili”, and 3rd place went to Rebecca Edwards and Step of Faith Outreach for “Fire and Brimstone.”
1st place went to Scott Tripp and Lemaster Real Estate and Auction with “Sold Chili”, 2nd place went to Phil Marcha and Phatboy Phils for “Phat Chili”, and 3rd place went to Rebecca Edwards and Captured Moments with “Blaze Your Saddle” Chili.
1st place went to Wanda Carpenter and First State Bank with “A House Divided Cowboy Chili”, 2nd place went to Chelsea Jones and First State Bank with “A House Divided Boomer Chili”, and 3rd place went to the First National Bank with “Mostly Chili with a Chance of Rain” Chili.
1st place went to Rebecca Edwards and Brandon Sellers with “Detonate Chili”, 2nd place went to Lauren Duckett with “Howling Hound Chili”, and 3rd place went to Matt & Kellie Muller with “Hoe Down Chili.”
1st place went to the shop keepers at Dora Lou’s Place with “Dora Lou’s Brew”, 2nd place went to Lisa Worrell from the Enchanted Door with “OK Corral Chili”, and 3rd place went to Gwen Niznik and Barbara Griffin from Simple Accents with “Simply American Chili.”
There were only two entries in this division. 1st place went to Lou Williams of the DAV with “Freedom Fighters” chili, and Lee Hendricks of the VFW took 2nd with “Veterans Chili.”
Of the two entries in this division, Sara Pitt with the Church of the Nazarene took 1st place with “Porky’s Perfect Chili”, and Andrew Young of the Church of the Nazarene took 2nd with the “11th Commandment Chili.”
1st place went to Monica Gorham with “Sooner Schooner” Salsa, 2nd went to Juanita Revilla with “Juanita’s Fire Cracker” Salsa, and Phil Marcha of Phatboy Phils took 3rd with “Phat Chile”.
1st place in the large booth category went to Martha Valley Farms, 2nd place to The Enchanted Door, and 3rd to Fat Daddy’s.
1st place went to Crown Jewelry, 2nd place to the First National Bank, and 3rd place went to Johnson Vacuum Shop & Sewing Basket.
Top Spirit Award went to Habitat for Humanity. Other Spirit awards went to First State Bank, Lemaster Real Estate and Auction, Dora Lou’s Place, Southwest Technology Center, NBC, Simple Accents, Century 21, and the Altus Firefighters.