The 9th Annual Devens Charity Chili Cook-Off was another GREAT success!!!

On Sunday, Oct. 13, over 600 people gathered on Devens Common to taste the delicious chili that the 17 local contestants served up.

Congratulations to Cagney Butilier and Katie Sheldrick, the "Grill Girls" who took the 1st place trophy!!

And to Jose Banchs and Mike Harmon from J & S Business Products in Ayer who took 2nd place!!!

Both our winning teams generously donated their winnings back to The Autism Resource Center!

Congratulations and a big THANK YOU to all the contestants for their participation, including: Aly and Sarah from Carlins Tavern in Ayer, Dave from Chip Shots in Ayer, Mike Lanteigne, Jeremy Penman, Patty and Craig Thorpe, Liz Lamoureau and Katie Proctor, Alison and Mike Potito, Jake Manning from The Country Butcher in Groton, Linda Willard, Mike from the Springhill Suites Marriott, Ben Dawes and Tyler Doyon, Emily Ford, Kevin Scott and Brian Hanson from Holmes Auto Repair in Pepperell!!

Without all of these great people who donate their time and effort making all this chili we would not have a fundraiser!!Thank you!!

Everyone enjoyed the days festivities including face painting by Dawn Thompson, great music by Last Laugh, the moon bounce, the Wachusett Brewery Fire Truck and of course the spectacular Chili!!!

All proceeds from the event are being donated to The Autism Resource Center of Central Mass.


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They are a wonderful organization that helps families and neighbors help deal with this overwhelming issue.

Together we raised over $9,100!!!

Without the generous contributions of local businesses we could not have been so successful!! Thank you to Health Alliance Hospital, Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce, Mary Pacilio and all the local supporters for our raffles!!! Your generosity is appreciated!!!

Hope to see you all again next year for our 10th Annual Chili Cook Off Bash!!!