On Sunday, July 8, The Coffee Mill in Honeymoon Bay hosted its third annual Chili Cooking Conflagration. Residents came out to participate and to watch the three contestants do their best to out cook each other.
In all there were 10 contestants. These contestants slaved over pots of steaming chili, using their own secret recipes, at home, and then brought the chili to the Coffee Mill for judging.
No-one was given supplies, and each contestant could make the chili in whichever way they wished.
First place winner was again Bill Bakkan. Bill won the year before last, but the title was stolen from him last year by Irene Ridley.
Second place was won by Rita Dustow, and third by Pat and Brian Peters.
Bakkan was given the “somewhat offensive trophy” for a year as well as the grand prize winnings of $25.
The trophy was made in the first year of the cook-off by Dean Metzler and Kevin Hendrix.