Legion Chili Cookoff:
As a prelude to Ajijic’s Grand 27th Annual Chili Cookoff that was held 11, 12, 13 of February, the Women’s Auxiliary of American Legion Post 7 held their own mini-cookoff a month earlier. Organized by Sharon Ottsman, it turned out to be not so mini as 13 chili cookers brought batches of their prized chili recipes to the competition, in challenge to the recipes of the other contestants. As the judging went on, entertainment was supplied by the country and pop tunes of Al Dodson. Judges Butch Harbin, Arlene Moss and Nancy Chuncey awarded first place to Janie Harbin, second place to Sharon Ottsman and third to Cody Summers. Viva chili with beans!