Hillsville’s Chili Shootout a success


Hillsville Historic Chili Shootout judges evaluate the 13 entries in the contest Saturday. Organizers said the cold did not affect a good turn out. The event was held in downtown Hillsville behind the Historic Carroll County Courthouse. Team Servpro finished first in the shootout’s amateur division and team “Hillbilly Chili” was second. In the “Cornbread on the Side” competition Terry Lee Riggins captured first in the traditional division with Teresa Bolt in second and Sonny McIver third. Scott Lawson won in the non-traditional category.


David Broyles | The Carroll News

International Chili Society pro Ron Keys concentrates on creating his “Death Row Chili.” Keys won in the professional division in Saturday’s Historic Hillsville Chili Shootout. His wife, Joy, won the salsa division. The couple is from Christiansburg.


David Broyles | The Carroll News

Laurel Fork’s Bob Fleischer readies some garlic cloves for his chili entry at the Historic Hillsville Chili Shootout Saturday. The event was organized by the Friends of Hillsville Group. Team “Luck Go Chili” was third in the shootout’s amateur divison with best booth/showmanship honors going to team Kandy Wall.


David Broyles | The Carroll News

Shonna Moore seems pleased with how her chili was coming together Saturday during the Historic Hillsville Chili Shootout. Moore’s booth featured a 10-point buck named “Michael” as a mascot. The young hunter said she loves using venison in her recipes but had to use beef for the shootout. The team “El Lobo Grande” finished fourth in the shootout’s amateur division.


David Broyles | The Carroll News

Buck Cox and Angie Webb add a skillet-full of beef to their “Shotgun Blast Chili” Saturday at the Hillsville Chili Shootout. Their team, named “Armed and Delicious” represented the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. The team won the People’s Choice Award and finished in a tie for fifth with “The ‘Stang Gang” in the amateur division. Webb is wearing a special team apron with a logo supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


David Broyles | The Carroll News

Historic Hillsville Chili Shootout participants, from left, Dawn Worley, Hunter Bartlett and Laura Sumner go the extra mile to be sure their team’s entry behaves during the event Saturday. The team represented Candidate Shannon Goad and the slogan for the group was “The only thing hotter than the chili is the candidate.” Hillsville Councilman ( and shootout judge) David Young said he was pleased with the turnout and hoped to see the event grow.


David Broyles | The Carroll News

Jarrett Joyce, star of the A&E Channel series “Shipping Wars,” gets ready to sample another entry. Joyce served as the celebrity judge for the Oct. 17 Historic Hillsville Chili Shootout. The other judges for the event were Mayor Greg Crowder, Councilman David Young, Linda Crowder, Wytheville Community College Interim Dean Jamie Edwards and Laura Romanowski of the Twin County Arts Council.


David Broyles | The Carroll News

Hillsville Historic Chili Shootout judges evaluate the 13 entries in the contest Saturday.

Organizers said the cold did not affect a good turn out. The event was held in downtown Hillsville behind the Historic Carroll County Courthouse. Team Servpro finished first in the shootout’s amateur division and team “Hillbilly Chili” was second. In the “Cornbread on the Side” competition Terry Lee Riggins captured first in the traditional division with Teresa Bolt in second and Sonny McIver third. Scott Lawson won in the non-traditional category.

Hillsville Historic Chili Shootout judges evaluate the 13 entries in the contest Saturday. Organizers said the cold did not affect a good turn out. The event was held in downtown Hillsville behind the Historic Carroll County Courthouse. Team Servpro finished first in the shootout’s amateur division and team “Hillbilly Chili” was second. In the “Cornbread on the Side” competition Terry Lee Riggins captured first in the traditional division with Teresa Bolt in second and Sonny McIver third. Scott Lawson won in the non-traditional category.
http://thecarrollnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_TCN102115ChileShootout1.jpgHillsville Historic Chili Shootout judges evaluate the 13 entries in the contest Saturday. Organizers said the cold did not affect a good turn out. The event was held in downtown Hillsville behind the Historic Carroll County Courthouse. Team Servpro finished first in the shootout’s amateur division and team “Hillbilly Chili” was second. In the “Cornbread on the Side” competition Terry Lee Riggins captured first in the traditional division with Teresa Bolt in second and Sonny McIver third. Scott Lawson won in the non-traditional category. David Broyles | The Carroll News

International Chili Society pro Ron Keys concentrates on creating his “Death Row Chili.” Keys won in the professional division in Saturday’s Historic Hillsville Chili Shootout. His wife, Joy, won the salsa division. The couple is from Christiansburg.
http://thecarrollnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_TCN102115ChileShootout2.jpgInternational Chili Society pro Ron Keys concentrates on creating his “Death Row Chili.” Keys won in the professional division in Saturday’s Historic Hillsville Chili Shootout. His wife, Joy, won the salsa division. The couple is from Christiansburg. David Broyles | The Carroll News

Laurel Fork’s Bob Fleischer readies some garlic cloves for his chili entry at the Historic Hillsville Chili Shootout Saturday. The event was organized by the Friends of Hillsville Group. Team “Luck Go Chili” was third in the shootout’s amateur divison with best booth/showmanship honors going to team Kandy Wall.
http://thecarrollnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_TCN102115ChileShootout3.jpgLaurel Fork’s Bob Fleischer readies some garlic cloves for his chili entry at the Historic Hillsville Chili Shootout Saturday. The event was organized by the Friends of Hillsville Group. Team “Luck Go Chili” was third in the shootout’s amateur divison with best booth/showmanship honors going to team Kandy Wall. David Broyles | The Carroll News

Shonna Moore seems pleased with how her chili was coming together Saturday during the Historic Hillsville Chili Shootout. Moore’s booth featured a 10-point buck named “Michael” as a mascot. The young hunter said she loves using venison in her recipes but had to use beef for the shootout. The team “El Lobo Grande” finished fourth in the shootout’s amateur division.
http://thecarrollnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_TCN102115ChileShootout4.jpgShonna Moore seems pleased with how her chili was coming together Saturday during the Historic Hillsville Chili Shootout. Moore’s booth featured a 10-point buck named “Michael” as a mascot. The young hunter said she loves using venison in her recipes but had to use beef for the shootout. The team “El Lobo Grande” finished fourth in the shootout’s amateur division. David Broyles | The Carroll News

Buck Cox and Angie Webb add a skillet-full of beef to their “Shotgun Blast Chili” Saturday at the Hillsville Chili Shootout. Their team, named “Armed and Delicious” represented the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. The team won the People’s Choice Award and finished in a tie for fifth with “The ‘Stang Gang” in the amateur division. Webb is wearing a special team apron with a logo supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
http://thecarrollnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_TCN102115ChileShootout5.jpgBuck Cox and Angie Webb add a skillet-full of beef to their “Shotgun Blast Chili” Saturday at the Hillsville Chili Shootout. Their team, named “Armed and Delicious” represented the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. The team won the People’s Choice Award and finished in a tie for fifth with “The ‘Stang Gang” in the amateur division. Webb is wearing a special team apron with a logo supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. David Broyles | The Carroll News

Historic Hillsville Chili Shootout participants, from left, Dawn Worley, Hunter Bartlett and Laura Sumner go the extra mile to be sure their team’s entry behaves during the event Saturday. The team represented Candidate Shannon Goad and the slogan for the group was “The only thing hotter than the chili is the candidate.” Hillsville Councilman ( and shootout judge) David Young said he was pleased with the turnout and hoped to see the event grow.
http://thecarrollnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_TCN102115ChileShootout6.jpgHistoric Hillsville Chili Shootout participants, from left, Dawn Worley, Hunter Bartlett and Laura Sumner go the extra mile to be sure their team’s entry behaves during the event Saturday. The team represented Candidate Shannon Goad and the slogan for the group was “The only thing hotter than the chili is the candidate.” Hillsville Councilman ( and shootout judge) David Young said he was pleased with the turnout and hoped to see the event grow. David Broyles | The Carroll News

Jarrett Joyce, star of the A&E Channel series “Shipping Wars,” gets ready to sample another entry. Joyce served as the celebrity judge for the Oct. 17 Historic Hillsville Chili Shootout. The other judges for the event were Mayor Greg Crowder, Councilman David Young, Linda Crowder, Wytheville Community College Interim Dean Jamie Edwards and Laura Romanowski of the Twin County Arts Council.
http://thecarrollnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_TCN102115ChileShootout7.jpgJarrett Joyce, star of the A&E Channel series “Shipping Wars,” gets ready to sample another entry. Joyce served as the celebrity judge for the Oct. 17 Historic Hillsville Chili Shootout. The other judges for the event were Mayor Greg Crowder, Councilman David Young, Linda Crowder, Wytheville Community College Interim Dean Jamie Edwards and Laura Romanowski of the Twin County Arts Council. David Broyles | The Carroll News
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