Cook-off draws thousands

For the second straight year, Brass Kicking Chili from the Ford Meter Box Co. captured first place in the Wabash Cannonball Chili for Charity Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Oct. 19.

The Ford team, led by head cook Doug Henderson, bested a field of more than 80 teams during the 17th annual competition at the Paradise Spring Historical Park.

Several thousand members of the public converged on the park to sample the various chilis and help raise funds for 12 local organizations.

“From all appearances I think we had a pretty good day,” Cook-off Committee chair Todd Titus said. “There was a nice crowd. The weather was great.

“We won’t know anything about the financial side for probably a week or so when we get all the receipts totaled and get the bill.”

Titus said he was pleased with the way everything went on Saturday.

“I don’t think you could ask for anything better than that,” he said. “It was a really nice day and the people came out for it. We’re really happy about that.”

Posted on 2019 Oct 22