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Chili Challenge winners

By Lisa Abraham Published: January 10, 2014

Every year the city of Akron's firefighters challenge other city departments and local companies to a chili-making challenge to help raise money for the Burn Unit at Akron Children's Hospital.

I've been invited several times to be a judge, including this year. There were five entries. None of them were bad, but some were more tasty than others.

I'm happy to report that the chili the five judges picked as the winner also took top prize as  the people's choice winner. Congratulations go to the Akron Fire Department for their winning chili.

Here's how the other four entries fared:

Most Unique - Akron Police Department
Most Spirited Team - ARCADIS
Best Presentation - Akron General
Most Traditional - Summa Health System

Of course the big winner was the Burn Unit, which will recive more than $1,600 from today's event.

The event was a lot of fun and hats off to my fellow judges, Aaron Coleman from WAKR, TK O'Grady from WONE, Adam Liberman from the Akron Rubber Ducks and John Valle, from the city of Akron.

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