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Colorado State Chili Championship

 Saturday June 25th, 2006 Grand Lake, Colorado

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Colorado State 2006

Our 23rd Annual Colorado State Championship was held on June 24th, 2006 in Grand Lake. Starting on Friday night we had a gathering / cooks party at the beach park at the lake. We were pleased to have about 20 people show up for this and received some good comments so I think we will do it again next year.
Our thanks to everyone that brought items for the Silent Auction again this year. The Fire Department was not able to collect many things this year due to a lot of their members being out of town helping on the many forest fires that were going on around the state. Once again you all did a great job bringing things to help out and I know it is appreciated by the Fire Department and it really helps raise a lot more money for the charity. Once again we were generous hosts for our out of state visitors allowing them to take 8 of the top ten places. Congratulations to our Colorado State top finishers and automatic qualifiers for the Terlingua International Championship, Brent Leonard, Amy Hardesty and Linda Wilkinson.  Karen Hendricks and her “God Bless America” team took first place in showmanship which qualifies them also for Terlingua in November. When all is said and done I believe everyone had a great time


For a slideshow of this wonderful event, press on the button below

Event Photos



And the Winners Are


1 Alan Dean Johnson City Texas   6 Julia Fitzhenry Terlingua Texas
2 Bill Pierson Batavia Illinois   7 Brent Leonard Aurora Colorado
3 Mel Fitzhenry Terlingua Texas   8 Diane Fitzhenry Terlingua Texas
4 Susan Dean Johnson City Texas   9 Don Weber Livingston Texas
5 Amy Hardesty Aurora Colorado   10 Janita Hinds Del Rio Texas


1 God Bless America Karen Hendricks Broomfield Colorado
2 Prairie Wind Chili Judy Haberman Gering Nebraska
3 Red Hot Reeds John Reed   Colorado

Chili Verde

1 Doug Ingerson Broomfield Colorado
2 Don Weber Livingston Texas
3 Julie Ingerson Broomfield Colorado