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Chili cook off provides a spicy good time

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By Joel Charron Jeff Pillon started cooking shortly after an accident landed him in a wheelchair; 15 years later his hobby has gained him one of Amherstburg’s most prized titles. On behalf of the Amherstburg Miracle League, Pillon was chosen as Amherstburg’s top chili in the Knights of Columbus’ annual Chili Cook-Off. “I feel fantastic,” said Pillon, shortly after being handed the title. Pillon said he has had plenty of time over the past 15 years to perfect his chili recipe. “I always have a Super Bowl party and an open house on Boxing Day,” said Pillon. “Chili is always on the menu.” This past Saturday, eight teams converged at the Knights of Columbus Hall to battle for the right to be named Amherstburg’s best chili. The eight teams who were competing were: Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, Amherstburg Police/Amherstburg Heroes, House of Shalom, AMA Sportsmen’s Club, Food and Fellowship Mission, Michelle Gyori, The Royal Canadian Legion and the Amherstburg Miracle League.

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2011 Knights of Columbus Chili Cook Off winners: First Place: Amherstburg Miracle League (front) Second Place: Columbian Women (Left) Third Place: Food and Fellowship Mission (Middle) People's Choice: Royal Canadian Legion (Right) The eight teams were judged by five judges: Councilor Bart DiPasquale, Fire Chief Randy Sinasac, Councilor John Sutton and his wife Giselle Sutton and Columbian Ladies president Barb Deneau. Each team had a station set up in the middle of the hall as chili goers grabbed a small bowl of team chili, while the judges were stationed in front of the battlefield, they tasted each chili masterpiece one by one. “Every chili has its own unique taste,” said

DiPasquale. “You have to really clean your pallet before you try each one to distinguish the different types of spices and seasonings.” While DiPasquale took his role as chili judge quite serious, others like Sinasac were happy to be part of such a fun community event. “By looking at my body, you can tell I’m a big chili fan,” joked Sinasac. “This is a good time to get together with the rest of the community, especially for the service clubs. I love coming out for it.”

Police Briefs Amherstburg Police are once again asking snowmobilers to respect private property after more complaints were filed over the weekend. One complaint was recieved on Friday in the Collison Side Road and County Road 50 area. On sunday a resident complained of snowmoblies trespassing on their front lawns on Concession 3 North. Police say enforcement will be stepped up and violators could be charged under the motorized snow vechicle act or trespass to private property act.

While some groups have been entering the cook-off for years, for others it was their first time entering and even

An accident occured on the corner of George St. and Murray St. As a result a 45-year-old Amhersrtburg man has been charged with disobeying a stop sign. In the morning on Feb. 21 a single car accident occured on Dalhouise St. when a small red pick up truck travelling northbound struck a pole, knocking it down then drove away.

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Amherstburg River Town Times March 2, 2011  

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Amherstburg River Town Times March 2, 2011  

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