Soroptimist International of Calaveras County held its third annual “Take It To Heart” Chili Cook Off at the Murphys Historic Hotel on May 4, 2013. People’s Choice awards were presented in the Best Chili, Best Quirky Sides, and Best Booth categories. There were 14 entrants in the chili category and four in the quirky sides category.
Best Chili winners were Stephanie Woolverton and Linda and Rudy Vallejo of the Tex Mex Trio. Best Quirky Side went to Shelly Smith of Angels Camp. The Best Booth was created by Brian Goss, Kevin Clerico, and Joel Lacitignola of the Murphys Historic Hotel.
SICC would like to thank our event sponsors and merchandise sponsors: Murphy’s Historic Hotel, Mark Twain Medical Center, ACE Hardware-Arnold, Save Mart Stores, P&D Builders, Diamond RB Ranch, LLC, Dr. Roger Wahlman, DDS, Vintage Realty, Cactus Jack’s, Firewood/Grounds, Dr. Chris and Pauline Iwata, OD, Sequoia Woods Country Club, Sierra Nevada Adventures, Starbucks -A/Camp and Valley Springs, Frogs Tooth Winery, Hatcher Winery, Chatom Winery and Murphys Suites — as well as the dedicated members of SICC. Without the generosity of these many, many supporters, events like the Chili Cookoff would not be possible.