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Castle Hill Resort chili wins top awards at cook-off

Alphonse Harris earned top accolades at the 22nd Annual Rotary Chili Cook Off, Saturday, Oct. 6. The Castle Hill Resort chef's took home People's Choice "First Prize" and Judge's Choice "Best in Show" awards.

Chef Fonz' Castle Hill Resort Chili received 105 votes, nearly twice as many as second place finisher Loco Bueno, which got 57 votes. Loco Bueno, created by Ian Bruso and John Foreman, took home the Judge's Choice "Team Spirit" award.

Harris Family Chili, cooked by Rotarian Tom Harris, garnered 52 votes from the tasting public, for a third place showing. The Judge's Choice "Spiciest" award went to "Mr. Darcy's Bar and Grill," an event newcomer and Ludlow's newest restaurant.

This year's chili cook-off judges were Richard Harrison, LFD Chief (Ret.) of Ludlow, Cavendish Elementary School Principal George Thompson and Richard North, Black River Valley Senior Center executive director.

Net proceeds are designated for the senior center and for the charities of the Ludlow Rotary Club. For more information, visit: www.ludlowrotary.com.