SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – Rainy weather did not keep a crowd away from the Saxtons River Rec area annual chili contest Saturday, Oct. 22.
Contest organizer and SR Rec leader Samantha Fletcher was happy with the support the event received in spite of the rain and a change in the venue and with the more than $1,000 it raised for the organization’s activities.
Winners of the contest were Julian Perkins of Jamaica Jewelz, first, and Peter Ross of Vermont Academy, second, in the business category. Individual winners were Jesse Bacon, first, followed closely by his mother Sherry Bacon in second place.
Eight individuals competed, plus Shona Grill and the Saxtons River Village Market in the business category.