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Akron firefighters defend Chili Challenge title

Who better than firefighters to prepare a prize-winning three-alarm chili?

The Akron Fire Department successfully defended its title as People’s Choice winner and also added the crown as Judges’ Choice this year as the city of Akron hosted its eighth annual Firefighters’ Chili Challenge at Lock 3 Park downtown on Friday.

The firefighters called this year’s recipe “Chuck Norris’ Oatmeal.”

Other winners were: Most Unique, Akron Police Department; Most Spirited Team, ARCADIS; Best Presentation, Akron General Medical Center; and Most Traditional, Summa Health System.

The charity event raised more than $1,600 for the burn unit at Akron Children’s Hospital.


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