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By Andi Bourne

Gleason Named Chili Champ


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

The winners of the 27th Annual American Legion Post 63 Chili Cook Off in Condon. Pictured (L-R): Second place Patti Maurer, Post 63 Commander Rick Ferguson, first place Mikkie Gleason and third place Andrew Anderson.

SWAN VALLEY – Mikkie Gleason claimed the American Legion Post 63 Chili Champ for 2017 at the 27th annual Chili Cook Off May 6 in Condon. She shared the podium with second place Patti Maurer and Andrew Anderson in third place. There were eight entries this year.

After five years of bringing chili to the cook off, Gleason took home the $50 third place earnings last year for the first time. This year she finally claimed the Chili Champ trophy and the $150 grand prize.

She said her white chili had four different kinds of peppers and six different cheeses. "I just kind of threw stuff in it," s...

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