Winners of 6th Annual Official Allamakee County Chili Cook-Off ...

The 6th Annual Official Allamakee County Chili Cook-Off was held Saturday, March 16 at TJ Hunter’s Banquet Hall in Lansing. Sponsored by Main Street Lansing and KNEI 103.5 Bluff Country, there were 10 entrants, five each in the business and individual divisions. The first-place winners of each division were chicken-based chilis.

The winner in the business division was Jana Schoh (pictured in the photo below), representing Red Geranium Floral and Gifts. She received a traveling trophy and one year’s worth of bragging rights. The top entries in the individual division and their prizes included: Third place - Henrik Johnson won $25 in Lansing Downtown Dollars, Second place - Olaf Johnson won $75 in Lansing Downtown Dollars, and First place - Katie Becker (pictured above with her daughter, Payton) won $200 in Lansing Downtown Dollars.

In addition to the chili, Tom Carpenter provided live music for the event. Funds from entry fees were used to pay the musician and to help offset the cost of the monetary prizes. “We never set out to make a profit on this event,” said Main Street Lansing Executive Director Andy Kelleher. “Instead, we care much more about bringing the community together and highlighting our downtown business district.” Submitted photos.
 

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