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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Third Annual City Chili Challenge

September 23, 2010 - The City of Knoxville employees had their annual Chili Challenge to benefit the City's Charitable Campaign.

Channel 10's Erin Donovan "Darin' Erin" was the official judge of the Grand Prize - The Coveted Chili Cauldron. For a charge of $5 per person, City employees sampled and voted for the People's Choice Award and Best Presentation. Approximately $1,000 was raised for the City's Charitable Campaign.

These 12 city departments offered their chilis:

Civil Service Chili Challenge
Civil Service - "Hotter 'n' He#@ Chili"
Community Development Chili Challenge
Community Development - "Urban Hen Chili: 6 Hens to Every Pot"
Engineering Chili Challenge
Engineering - "The Buck Stops Here Chili"
Fire Dept. Chili Challenge
Fire Dept - "Fire House Chili"
Fleet Chili Challenge
Fleet - "Wrecked Chili"
Info Systems Chili Challenge
Info Systems - "Knock Out Chili"
KAT Chili Challenge
KAT - "Hill Billy Chili"
KPD Chili Challenge
KPD - "Tombstone Chili"
Law Dept. Chili Challenge
Law Dept. - "VOLhalla Viking Chili"
Parks and Recreation Chili Challenge
Parks and Recreation - "Super Hero Chili"
Public Assembly Chili Challenge
Public Assembly - "Chillin' with Chilly & Chili"
Public ServiceChili Challenge
Public Service - "Trail Blazin' Chili"

These departments won awards:

People's Choice Chili - The Golden Ladle
  • 1st Place: Engineering - "The Buck Stops Here Chili"
  • 2nd Place: KPD - "Tombstone Chili"

    Best Presentation - The Shiny Red Colander
  • 1st Place: Community Development - "Urban Hen Chili: 6 Hens to Every Pot"
  • 2nd Place: Civil Service - "Hotter 'n' He#@ Chili"

    Grand Prize - The Coveted Chili Cauldron
  • 1st Place: Public Assembly - "Chillin' with Chilly & Chili" (although briefly pillaged by the Law Dept's VOLhalla Vikings!)
  • 2nd Place: KPD - "Tombstone Chili"
  • Honorable Mention: Fire Dept. - "Fire House Chili"

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