The Best of St. Croix
Chili Cookoff 2009
The United Way's 8th Annual Chili Cookoff was, once again, held at Divi Carina
Bay Hotel and Casino's beach. All types of chili were entered; chili with beans, chili
without beans, vegetarian chili and chili of dubious heritage, all accompanied by
lots of beer. This event assists the United Way to operate throughout the year here
in the islands. The winner goes on to the big Chili Contest in Terlingua, Texas. Now
that's a nice prize!

We didn't arrive early enough to see all the entries in action, so what you will see is
a partial showing of the event which had over twenty entries.
The East entrance with the St. Croix Rescue Squad ready.
First you get the tickets for the tastes, and your drinks as well.
These guys are all out of chili. Just resting now, waiting for the judging.
Hmmm...a pirate's ship full of chili...interesting...
Two kinds of chili ready for the tasting.
Another purveyor of the hot stuff with a Hawaiian theme.
A previous year's winner.
Seems to be Ozark Mountain chili...complete with still...
Rotary was raffling a car.
And on the beach side of things...