Banner year for hot pots of chili


It was cold, winds were gusting and the chili was hot. It was a banner year for the Line Creek Civitan Club as they held their annual chili challenge at Shakerag Knoll Park in Peachtree City. 

People came all day, from all over the state and other countries to enjoy the festivities and taste the many varieties of chili.

The net proceeds from the Chili Challenge will support local community charities and Civitan projects that work to improve the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities.

The Civitan contributes to many local charities, including The Joseph Sams School, American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, Special Olympics, Special People of Fayette County, Christian City and Southwest Christian Care.

Additionally, it helps fund the Civitan International Research Center, which brings together top scientific minds and the latest technology to create innovative therapies and treatments for people affected by mental and developmental disabilities.

Awards were presented in many categories that were voted on by the attendees as well as by the official judges, Stephen Ott, PTC municipal court judge, Sheila Studdard, clerk of Superior Court, Senator Ronnie Chance, and Attorney Tom Lacy.

In the raffle drawing, Dustin Wallace from Hampton, Ga., won a Go Pro, and Preston Heard from Peachtree City, Ga., won a Big Green Egg. For the booth decoration contest, the judges chose Trinity Heat and Air for first place and Fresh Market for second place.

King Tree won first place and Trinity Heat and Air won second place for the judges’ choice commercial chili awards. Sandy Creek High School representatives, Matt Turner and Jacque Reid, won best Youth Chili for judges’ choice.

For individual and non-profit awards, judges choice Tombstone for first place and Exceptional Ops for second place.

Exceptional Ops won first place for the peoples’ choice awards, and Trinity Heat and Air tied for second place with Southside Support in the same category.