Winners announced for 6th annual Firefighters Chili Cook-off

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Micro-Brewed Fertilizer and Cultivating Eden Hydroponics was Saturday’s big winner at the 6th Annual Indian River County Firefighters Chili Cook-off, taking home the People’s Choice Award.

Other winners included Lobster Shanty, Fire Station No. 4, Riverside Theatre, the county’s Utilities Department, Vero Beach Rotary Club, Dodgertown Elementary, Shane Benson, and the Holy Mole Turkey Chili booth.

The chili competition serves as a fund-raiser for various children’s organizations. How much was raised over the 2-day (including the first ever Fest-of-Ale on Friday) has not yet been determined.

Organizer David Dangerfield said that he’s still taking care of the bills and would have the dollar figure later this week.

So, how did the chili competitors do? Here’s the list:

People’s Choice: Micro-brewed Fertilizer and Cultivating Eden Hydroponics

Best Booth: Heidi Hill (Holy Mole Turkey Chili)

School: Dodgertown Elementary (only entrant)

Individual:First – Shane BensonSecond – Heidi Hill

Public Safety:First – Indian River County Fire Station No. 4Second – Indian River Shores Public SafetyThird – Indian River County Fire Station No. 2

Service Organization:First – Vero Beach Rotary ClubSecond – Vero Beach Rotary SunriseThird – Indian River Campaign for Liberty

Government:First – Indian River County Utilities DepartmentSecond – Indian River County Board of County CommissionersThird – City of Sebastian

Restaurant:First – Lobster ShantySecond – Riverside CafeThird – Waldo’s

Business:First – Riverside Theatre (first time competing)Second – Light Source Business SystemsThird – Vero Under Pressure

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