Schroon Lake 2014 Chili Cook-Off Champions

 Organizer Shelby Davis (front and center) with members of the Schroon Lake EMS Team -- the big winners of the 3rd Annual Schroon Lake Chili Cook-Off!

Organizer Shelby Davis (front and center) with members of the Schroon Lake EMS Team -- the big winners of the 3rd Annual Schroon Lake Chili Cook-Off!

The smile from Shelby Davis couldn’t get much bigger. As the chief cook and bottle washer of the 3rd Annual Schroon Lake Chili Cook-Off, Saturday’s event was a spectacular success: on the food, financial and fun fronts.

The event raised more than $1,200 for the Schroon EMS, foodie fans had their fill of 21 delicious chilies and the crowd at the event enjoyed the sweet sounds of performers (and guest judges)  Curtis Becraft and Cara Lynne Hall!

“This event was truly amazing,” Shelby Davis told Schroon Laker after the event, relaxing with a glass of wine at Witherbee’s Carriage House.

“To have so many entrants, having home cooks compete against restaurants, and the variety and quality of all of the entries was impressive.”

The scores that determined who won were extraordinarily close, as you will see in our Food and Drink Section.