The annual Vienna chili cookoff was held Monday at the township fire station. Fifteen entries were part of this year's competition, which drew around 300 chili eaters. Winners were Gene McCarthy for mild chili, Heidi Brown for medium chili and John and Mike Pesa for hot chili. The event was hosted by the Vienna Neighborhood Watch Group.
Monday's chili cookoff event also included more than 40 pies. All proceeds benefit the township safety forces. Five judges sampled the chilis with winners selected in three categories.
Tribune Chronicle photos / Bob Coupland
Alec Bollinger of Vienna gets some chili for his meal Monday.