Old Town Triangle's Fall Hoe Down and Chili Cookoff Party

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Winners Lucy Baldwin and Lucy Wojis with Michael Warnick and Shirley Baugher.

The weather is turning cool, people are collecting wood for their fireplaces and the gentle folk of the Old Town Triangle hosted their annual Chili Cook-Off/Fall Hoe Down party last night!  It was a true family affair organized by the "Mayor" of Old Town Shirley Baugher and Michael Warnick with everyone contributing something--a plate full of homemade cupcakes, various kinds of cole slaw, cornbread, pumpkin cookies AND the star of the night--- CHILI!!  There were sixteen different types of chili to be exact all vying for the top title.  Judging was led by Perennial Chef Ryan Poli and it was a "hotly" contested race to be sure but in the end two winners emerged victorious.  Lucy Baldwin won in the "Best New & Different" category (see recipe below) and Lucy Wojis won for her "Best Traditional & Classic" recipe.  

 

There was great Bluegrass music by the Whiskey Hollow Band, a moonwalk and balloon artists for the kids and lots of mixing and mingling.  It was a wonderful evening that reminded me just how lucky we are to be living in such a wonderful neighborhood!   Partygoers included Alice and Judge John Huff, Monika Betts, Alderman Vi Daley, Shannon, John, Berit and Scotty Waterfield, Deborah and Ed Howlett, Rob Katz, Carolyn Armenita Davis, Carolyn Stephenson, Sharon O'Brien, Chris Long, Mary Martel, Tom and Tessa Bracken  and Linda Short (with her dog Chester) among others.  Welcome to Fall! 

 

Lucy Baldwin's Best New and Different Chili Recipe:

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Prepare chili whatever way is your family favorite

Place chili mixture in a Pyrex dish and top with Trader Joe's Cornbread Mix (prepare as directed adding egg, milk and oil)

Bake for 40 minutes

When finished, top with shredded Chihuahua cheese

And voila, you're a winner now too!

 

 

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Perennial Restaurant's Chef Ryan Poli with Shirley Baugher.

 

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Ed Howlett with Alice and Judge John Huff.

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Scotty Waterfield having fun!

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The Whiskey Hollow Band

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John and Shannon Waterfield and friends.

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Family fun at the Old Town Triangle Center.

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Carolyn Armenita Davis

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Fabulous food for the party!

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Shirley and Norman Baugher (whose artwork adorned the walls).

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Chloe Mae and Carolyn Stephenson.

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Chili cook-off winners Lucy Baldwin and Lucy Wojis.

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With Chris Long, Carolyn Stephenson and Sharon O'Brien.

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Deborah and Ed Howlett.

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The dessert table...:-)

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Alice Huff ....

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Sharing fun with family and friends...

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Linda Short and Chester

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With Monika Betts.

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Alice Huff, Lucy Baldwin, Michael Warnick and Alderman Vi Daley.

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Dan Baldwin, Chuck, John Waterfield and the "Mayor" Shirley Baugher.

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Tom and Tessa Bracken enjoying the music.

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Michael Warnick...

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Norman Baugher's painting of Kiki's Bistro.

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Alderman Vi Daley.

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