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George Robinson Memorial Chili Cook-Off Kicks Off 2012 Fair

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The George Robinson Memorial Chili Cook-Off sponsored by 1st Federal Community Bank was held on 9-22-2012. The air smelled of chili and spice at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds as teams cooked their secret recipes to turn in to the judges in hopes of winning 1st place. That title went to Steve Heaser of Dallas, Tx in the overall category. Local first place winner was Jonnie Henry, and the best showmanship was the Time Flies, B.A. Sessums team.  Some of the chili names that were being prepared included,  Steve’s Auto Repair, Jaxx Burgers, Time Flies, Giffords Crabtree, Crapshoot, Parrot Head, Outhouse Chili, Roadwarrior Roadkill, Last Minute, and Cha Ching. Bo Prewitt came all the way from North Little Rock, Arkansas for the chance to win.

Here are the full results from the cook off.

Results from 2012 George Robinson Memorial Chili Cook-Off:


1st Steve Heaser; Dallas, TX

2nd Alisa Carlison; Garland, TX

3rd Jonnie Henry; Powderly,TX

4th Bo Prewitt; North Little Rock, AR

5th Rick Poston, Paris,TX

6th Larry Wampler; Terrell, TX

7th Mike Pressly; Paris, TX

8th Jim Gifford; Paris,TX

9th Teddie Poston; Paris,TX

10th Shawn Robertson; Paris,TX



1st Team Time Flies, BA Sessums; Paris, TX

2nd First Federal, Johnnie Henry; Paris; TX

3rd Road Warrior Chili, Larry Wampler; Terrell, TX


Local Chili Winners

1st Jonnie Henry

2nd Shawn Robertson

3rd Chris Stephens


Photos by Robbie Gunn



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