Johnnie Swim and Dustin Shaw “Team Chili” won $150 for first place in People’s Choice in the 16th annual Harvest Festival chili cook-off Oct. 5.
Second place went to “Canyon Creek Chili” by Nicholas Frey, who won $75; and third place “Manas Chili” by Katherine Manas won $50.
Judged Chili was won by Nicholas Frey “Canyon Creek Chili,” second place winner in Judged Chili was Ed Brown. Each won gift certificates from Holiday Market. Other chili cookers were Mike Fahrney and Terri Clarke; each team received cash prizes. There were six teams this year.
The 16th annual Harvest Festival event was a great success thanks to the North Fork Grange members, financial supporters and the community.
Special thanks go to all the vendors and chili cookers who came from all over Trinity County, Redding and beyond. The music for this charity community event was provided by the Weaverville Community Band, Mojito and Conrad Gulch Ramblers.
This event helps to support the many community contributions the North Fork Grange makes throughout the year.
Of course, the main event raffle drawing had great donated prizes.
Organizers’ most sincere thanks to Suntex Marina at Cedar Stock, Steve’s Trinity Guide Service, Sweet Trinity Guide Service, Trinity River Rafting, Weaverville Hotel, Trinity Theater, Trinity Alps Golf Course restaurant and lounge, Old Bridge Rafting, Indian Creek Lodge and Café, Weaverville Farmers Market, Win River Resort and Spa, Golden State Printers and everyone that bought raffle tickets.
Winners came from all over Trinity County. Special thanks go to the Highland Art Center for the facilities, J & J Septic Services and Holiday Market for support and gift certificates. Wine was provided by Curvy Roads and Sacred Farms.