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Chili cookers take home awards

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- Team Buckley members gather at the eighth annual Chili Cook-off at the base chapel, Jan. 5, 2011. Members sampled great chili, mingled with one another and got to vote on their favorite chili at the end of the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- Team Buckley members gather at the eighth annual Chili Cook-off at the base chapel, Jan. 5, 2011. Members sampled great chili, mingled with one another and got to vote on their favorite chili at the end of the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- Duane Judy receives one of five awards during the annual chili cook-off at the chapel, Jan. 5, 2011. Mr. Judy won in the Overall Favorite Chili category of the competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- Duane Judy receives one of five awards during the annual chili cook-off at the chapel, Jan. 5, 2011. Mr. Judy won in the Overall Favorite Chili category of the competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- Cindy Zulli wins an award during the annual chili cook-off at the chapel, Jan. 5, 2011. Mrs. Zulli won in the Best Red Chili category of the competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- Cindy Zulli wins an award during the annual chili cook-off at the chapel, Jan. 5, 2011. Mrs. Zulli won in the Best Red Chili category of the competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- David Zulli wins an award during the eighth annual chili cook-off at the chapel, Jan. 5, 2011. Mr. Zulli won in the Best Green Chili category of the competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- David Zulli wins an award during the eighth annual chili cook-off at the chapel, Jan. 5, 2011. Mr. Zulli won in the Best Green Chili category of the competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- Debbie Cruz wins one of five awards during the annual chili cook-off at the chapel, Jan. 5, 2011. Mrs. Cruz won in the Hottest Chili category of the competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- Debbie Cruz wins one of five awards during the annual chili cook-off at the chapel, Jan. 5, 2011. Mrs. Cruz won in the Hottest Chili category of the competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- 460th Space Wing Security Forces Squadron First Sgt., Master Sgt. Deanna Snider wins an award for Most Unique Chili at the annual chili cook-off, Jan. 5, 2011. Each winner won a  congratulatory certificate and a twenty-five dollar gift card. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- 460th Space Wing Security Forces Squadron First Sgt., Master Sgt. Deanna Snider wins an award for Most Unique Chili at the annual chili cook-off, Jan. 5, 2011. Each winner won a congratulatory certificate and a twenty-five dollar gift card. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- Members of Team Buckley celebrate the eighth annual Chili Cook-off at the base chapel, Jan. 5, 2011. Each person got to sample various types of chili from red and green, to mild and scorching hot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- Members of Team Buckley celebrate the eighth annual Chili Cook-off at the base chapel, Jan. 5, 2011. Each person got to sample various types of chili from red and green, to mild and scorching hot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Manisha Vasquez)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Throughout the past eight years the Buckley Chapel has been the host of the chili cook-off. Over time it has become one of the biggest and well- known events on Buckley to celebrate and participate in.

As people began to fill the tables, Chaplain (Capt.) Gary Coburn, Senior Protestant Chaplain, and staff welcomed them with open arms.

The chili wars were open to absolutely anyone who desired to enter and that could have their chili in place at the Chapel by 11:30 a.m. for the judging. At stake were bragging rights to the very best chili on Buckley.

"It was a nice opportunity on a cold winter day to come together and enjoy something warm," said Mrs. Janet Watkins, Chili Connoisseur.

In the Best Red Chili category, Mrs. Cindy Zulli was awarded winner, Best Green Chili was awarded to David Zulli, The Hottest Chili was awarded to Mrs. Debbie Cruz; Most Unique Chili went to Master Sgt. Deanna Snider.  The coveted Overall Best Chili award was taken home by Mr. Duane Judy.

The winning chili cooks took home gift certificates and acclaim. About 85 others present that day received a warm delicious lunch, exposure to many of their wingmen on Team Buckley, and the knowledge that their chapel is a warm friendly place.
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