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1st Annual ChiliFest!

1st Annual ChiliFest! an overwhelming success!!!

ChiliFest CrowdAn estimated 1,000 people were in attendance at Mankato's Morson-Ario VFW Post 2713 on Saturday, November 22nd, as 21 teams of area police, fire, EMS and other public safety and community groups faced off against each other in other cooking up their best batches of chili!  Hungry attendees gulped down over 100 gallons of chili! 

The event was sponsored by the Mankato Department of Public Safety and Radio Mankato In all, over $8,000 was raised to benefit Minnesota Rett Syndrome Research Association, and the Mankato Veteran's Memorial Place!


The Teams:

Thank you to our Celebrity Judges!

Jennifer Hudspeth
Jennifer Hudspeth 
former Miss Mankato and 2007 Miss Minnesota.  Current KEYC reporter.

Pete Steiner
Pete Steiner
News Director KTOE

Kevin Burns
CCO ISJ Mayo Health Systems

Mark Piepho
Mark Piepho
Owner Piepho Moving and Storage and Blue Earth County Commissioner

Robb Murray
Reporter, Mankato Free Press

Thank you to the event sponsors!

Radio Mankato                                                City of Mankato