Chili challenge heats up a chilly day -- and helps dogs (photos)


Chip Ellis
Chris Canfield and George Manahan serve up their chili at the Wagging Tails Homestyle Chili Challenge in St. Albans on Saturday.
Canfield and Manahan's recipe is a well-guarded secret. The event was sanctioned by the International Chili Society, but was a "homestyle" competition, meaning there were no restrictions on ingredients.
Niki Cavender and Michelle Carroll try several recipes of chili on their way to watch the WVU football game against Kansas. The Mountaineers lost the game, 31-19, allowing the host Jayhawks to end a 27-game Big 12 losing streak that dated back to Nov. 6, 2010.
Saturday's Wagging Tails Homestyle Chili Challenge in St. Albans benefited Dog Bless, an animal-rescue organization.
Baily Turner, Ryleieh Wilkinson, Christy Cayton, Rhianna Sanders and Koeyn Robinson share a laugh Saturday while serving as festival queens and judges chili cookoff. They stopped by each tent and graded vendors on décor, costumes and spirit.
St. ALBANS, W.Va. -- Saturday's Wagging Tails Homestyle Chili Challenge in St. Albans benefited Dog Bless, an animal-rescue organization. The event was sanctioned by the International Chili Society. 
  
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