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Madeline Rogero, Mayor
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For Immediate Release
Annual City Chili Challenge for Employees
October 31, 2012 - The City of Knoxville employees had their annual Chili Challenge to benefit the City's Charitable Campaign.

Channel 10's Erin Donovan "Darin' Erin," Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis, and Knoxville News Sentinel's food critic Mary Constantine were the official judges 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. Over $800 was raised for the City's Charitable Campaign.

These 11 City Departments offered their chilis:

Civil Service
"Bootleg Blaster Chili"
Community Development
"Smurf-alicious Chili"
Engineering
"No Dumping Chili"
Law
"Redneck Wedding Chili"
Knoxville Police Department
"Nuisance Chili"
Parks and Recreation
"Eat Like There's No Tomorrow Chili"
Finance
"Jim York's Just Say No Chili"
The Center
"Life to the Max Chili"
Public Assembly
"Chilly's Chili"
Communications
"Harvest Moon Chili"
Purchasing
"The Buck Stops Here Chili"
Chili Challenge Winners are
Judges Grand Prize - Best Chili & Booth / The Coveted Chili Cauldron
1st place - Civil Service "Bootleg Blaster Chili"
2nd place - Community Development "Smurf-alicious Chili"

People's Choice - Best Chili / The Golden Ladle
1st place - KPD "Nuisance Chili"
2nd place - Engineering "No Dumping Chili"

People's Choice - Best Presentation / The Shiny Red Colander
1st place - Law "Redneck Chili"
2nd place - KPD "Nuisance Chili"
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