The DeKalb County Officials "Courthouse Gang" claimed first place for "Best Chili" at the 10th Annual Habitat for Humanity Chili Cook-Off Friday downtown.
Approximately 500 bowls of chili were served and over $3,500 was raised towards the building of the next Habitat house in DeKalb County.
The DeKalb County Board of Education "Storybook Chili" won first place for "Best Decorated Booth".
Receiving second place for "Best Chili" was The Inn at Evins Mill “Groundbreaking Chili”, and Middle Tennessee Natural Gas “Pipeline Pirates” took third place.
DeKalb County Officials “The Courthouse Gang” received second place for "Best Decorated Booth" and Indian Creek Baptist Church “Indian Summer Chili” got a third place award.
Eight teams participated in the annual event, including “Storybook Chili” from the DeKalb County Board of Education; “Hot Checks Chili” from DeKalb Community Bank; “The Courthouse Gang” from the DeKalb County Officials; “Pipeline Pirates” from Middle Tennessee Natural Gas; “The Bean Counters” from Tom Janney, CPA and Associates; “Indian Summer Chili” from Indian Creek Baptist Church; “Groundbreaking Chili” from The Inn at Evins Mill; and “No Liability Chili” from the DeKalb County Bar Association.
Delicious baked goods were provided by members of area churches, DCHS cheerleaders, and the DCHS Tiger Pride Bakery.
Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity builds and renovates houses in partnership with volunteers and families in need, regardless of their ethnic or religious background. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged. To contact Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County, please call 215-8181.