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Chili Cook-Off Champs!

The Green Valley Firefighters Association held it’s 10th Annual Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser Friday night to raise funds for Adopt-a-Family.  Rural Metro Fire took home first place honors, Green Valley Fire District’s “A” Shift took second place and Valley Dispatch came in third. Held at the Madera Clubhouse in Quail Creek, all proceeds go to the Adopt-A-Family Program. The event raised $4,865 as the house was packed and fun was had by all.

Official Judges – Left to right: Karen Lavo- Country Fair White Elephant, Kelly Adams – CEO, Santa Cruz Valley Regional Hospital, Cheryl Horvath – Fire Chief, Tubac Fire, Melissa Cueva – The Grill, Quail Creek

13 teams put their best recipes forward to be judged by a local panel and also a “Peoples Choice” was also awarded. A $12 ticket provided the opportunity to sample 13 styles of chili and the chance to vote for the best tasting recipe and the best teams booth decorations.  A special thank you goes out to Quail Creek Madera Clubhouse for their wonderful Staff and support, Dairy Queen for donating  Dilly Bars to cool the palette down and the Santa Cruz Valley Hospital for donating tasty cupcakes for a nice dessert.