Pastor wins chili ‘throw-down’

By Shelia Huffman

The winners of the 2018 John Shinn Memorial Chili Cook-off were awarded Sunday afternoon at Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) during the church’s annual chili throw-down.

About 15 crockpots of “red” were entered in the contest this year, but taking home the blue in the two categories judged (Traditional and Creative) were Buzz Dicken and Pastor Ken Crawford.

“Winner,” the name for Buzz Dicken’s traditional chili, was an original recipe made up of “some of this and some of that.”

Guess Buzz got both the ingredients and the name right!

Pastor Ken, who joined Central a little over a year ago as senior pastor, has been recognized for his creativity in many areas of the church. Apparently, his style carries over into his cooking, since his “Chicken Curry Chili” was voted most creative concoction by the judges.

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