A Look Behind a Scenes of Chili Cook-Off
January 28, 2015 - bbq set
The Dickinson County Expo Building was still sincerely still during 3 p.m. Friday as participants put a finishing touches on their booths and chili recipes.
The annual chili cook-off is one of a many renouned events of a University of Okoboji Winter Games. Power collection complacent on accessible ledges and people were bustling in and out of a building carrying tables and reserve for a 5 p.m. event. The ambiance of a large, concrete space was malleable by rows of wink yellow lights strung from a high roof in an arched pattern. An inflatable prohibited atmosphere balloon sporting a Remax trademark was a focal indicate In a front of a room.
Tables lined a sides of a building. Some were flashy like a sixth-grade scholarship satisfactory to accommodate a event’s “Outer Space” theme. A counter with embellished balloons and extra-terrestiral inflatables was positioned subsequent to a indication of a super-sized arcade diversion finish with pixelated images of aliens on a shade and a froth controller with a joy-stick a distance of a softball.
Farther down a line, space-themed tablecloths that we competence see during child’s birthday celebration were in place to strengthen a area from a unavoidable drips of award-worthy chili.
The perplexing heavenly indication of a Hope Haven and Echo Plus counter stood out among a entries. Multi-colored froth planets hung from a galaxy-inspired embellished board. Clients with special needs from Hope Haven helped emanate a vaunt as partial of their module services. Hope Haven and Echo Plus offering dual chili options in their sixth year of competition: Henryetta’s Famous Chili and a client-voted selection, a barbeque beef brisket.
Defending chili cook-off champion Slim D’s BBQ set adult their list nearby a behind of a building, featuring blow-up aliens and a space-themed color-scheme. The tip to a success of their “Out of This World” Chili is pulled pig from their Ankeny-based pork-sale business. The husband-and-wife team, who reside in Ankeny, have clever connectors to a Lakes Area. The integrate wishes to lapse to Okoboji in a summer as a pig businessman and second-time chili cook-off champion.