Hawthorne Mountain Lodge placed first in the Spirit Award category, with Father Thyme placing second, and Knights of Columbus again claiming third place.
There were 10 judges walking up and down the sidewalk, each taste-testing and observing the chili chefs’ booth decor. But, it was the special flavor and zing they were judging.
Gaining the judges’ top vote was Glendale Chamber of Commerce’s special blend. Second place went to Christy and Bonnie’s Just Chili, while Christian Legal Aid took third place.
Mayor Jerry Weiers proclaimed Feb. 24 as Glendale Rotary Club Day in the city, and also named the club his Charity of the Month for February. It was a successful day, not only for chili aficionados, but for those who donated their time and energy for a fundraiser to help Glendale Rotary Club do its work for the local community and others around the world.