American Legion Riders serve up 10th annual Chili Cook off to blockbuster crowd

First Place Judges’ Choice goes to Dana Fraser.

Article and photos by Becky Whitaker

The Stockbridge American Legion Riders Post 510 held its tenth annual Chili Cookoff to a blockbuster crowd at the Mackinder Glenn American Legion Hall, Saturday, April 13.

Nineteen chili contestants competed for awards, and attendees enjoyed mouthwatering chili dishes, door prizes, 50/50 drawings and raffles throughout the afternoon.

Bob Stolarz won the big raffle this year, a barbecue grill.

The American Legion Riders help many veteran causes and give back to the community, and the American Legion organization counts more than 110,000 ALRs among its ranks nationwide. Its website states that its chapters, “are well known for their charitable work.” Meanwhile, here in Stockbridge the ALRs were cooking up a difference in their local community.

Al DeCroix Jr. (right) wins Second Place Judges’ Choice for his mouthwatering chili. Jerry Kunzelman presents the plaque (left).

Terry Spada wins Third Place Judges’ Choice. Jerry Kunzelman (left) presents to Terry’s nephew, accepting on his behalf.


People’s choice Sue and Ken Horner. Sue receives plaque from Jerry Kunzelman.

Best booth goes to Mr. and Mrs. Veryl Tisch.

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