MANCHESTER - The Manchester Parks and Recreation 2013 Chili Challenge was held on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 5-8 p.m. at the Equinox Resort in the Rockwell Room.

The winners of the evening were: Big Spoon Chili: H.N. Williams, Little Spoon Chili: John O'Keefe, Chicken Wing King: Pink Boot Farm, Mac Daddy: Dorset Union Store, and Best Display: Earth, Sky, Time.

The Manchester Parks and Recreation Department could not have put on the event without the support of restaurants, community cooks, and silent auction donations. Thanks go to Pink Boot Farm, H.N. Williams, The Gourmet Deli & Café, Equinox Resort, Earth Sky Time, The Perfect Wife, Spiral Press Café, Gringo Jack's, Joshua Rome, O'Keefe, MEMS After School Program, Burr and Burton Academy, GNAT-TV, Dorset Union Store, and Brasserie L'Oustau for their participation in the event. Thanks also go to the Dorset Union Store, Mary Cardel, Acer Objects, Yarns for Your Soul, Coldwater Creek, Manchester Designer Outlets, Northshire Bookstore, JK Adams, Creative Works, Sherwin Williams,RK Milkes,The Pawlet Potter, Holman Studios, Lee Krohn, and Equipe Sports for the silent auction donations.

The event drew over 450 Chili, Mac and Cheese, and Wing tasters to the Resort in support of the Manchester Parks and Recreation Department's Scholarship Fund. The Pan Handlers Steel Band performed at the event.


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