21st Annual Chili Cook-Off Golden Ladle Goes To…

2016 Chili Winner

Charles City, Iowa – The 21st Annual Great Chili Cook-Off is in the books and the public has bestowed the coveted “Golden Ladle Award” to David Nehls of the Izaac Walton League. Nehls was the top vote getter at Friday’s event held at the Columbus Club in Charles City and hosted by the Promotion Committee of Community Revitalization.

A total of eight “Hometown Helpers,” representing different non-profit organizations from the community, took part in this year’s event by cooking up their best chili recipes. The public could then sample and vote for their favorites in a blind taste test. Cooks and the programs they represented were: Meagan Wrecsics, Caring Connections (Chili #1); Amy Harrold, PAWS (Chili #2); Jill Martinez, Friends of the Library (Chili #3), Sandy Harrington, Comprehensive Systems, Inc. (Chili #4); Becky McEnany, Charles City Elks (Chili #5); Lance Lasher, Charles City Family YMCA (Chili #6); Nehls with Chili #7; and Kim Wendel, Charles City Dollars For Scholars (Chili #8).

Nehls received 37 votes to runner-up Wendel with 27. Harrold placed third with 25 votes.

Sponsors for the 2016 Great Chili Cook-Off were Cambrex, Comet Bowl, C US Bank, Fareway, First Citizens National Bank, First Security Bank & Trust, Jendro Sanitation, KCHA, The Pub on the Cedar, State Bank, Valero Renewables and Zoetis.

For more information, visit ccrevite.com or Facebook at Chuck Town: Charles City. You can also contact the Community Revitalization office at (641) 228-2335.

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Chris was born and raised in Webster City, IA. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he’s good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki and a daughter Brynlee.