Americana’s 2nd Annual Code Red Chili Cook-Off a Big Success


Residents of Americana and their family, friends and guests recently enjoyed a day of music, games, fun for the kids and a spirited chili and craft beer competition.

This year’s Code Red Chili Festival, featuring 24 teams competing for chili bragging rights, was held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at Americana. With live music and activities for the kids, there was something for the entire family.

Guests on lawn chairs and blankets on the grassy lawn of The Pointe enjoyed live music performed by The Gillis Solo, West Without and Michelle Willis. Frosty beverages, hot dogs and baked goods were available throughout the day.

A $10 wristband (benefitting a great cause) gave guests the opportunity to taste each entry in the chili competition. There was no cost for admission or parking for this festive event.

The Code Red Chili Cook-off is an annual fundraiser for the non-profit Lane Regional Medical Center Foundation. The event raised more than $25,000 for the Foundation. Proceeds will support Lane’s new Radiation Oncology Center and Cancer Treatment Center.

The event was presented by Americana, Level Homes and Lane Regional Medical Center. Congratulations to the winners of the Chili Cook-Off and raffle prizes:


People’s Choice Award
Red Hot Realtors – Head Cook: Donny Deshotels

Best Booth Award
Level Lasso Chili – Head Cook: Vyron Bernard

Team Spirit Award
American Girls – Head Cook: Tilly Robinson

Youth Division Winners
1st place – The Chili Hoppers – Head Cook: Catherine Norris
2nd place – Chili Masters – Head-Cook: Dakota Pitcher

Adult Division Winners
1st place – Red Hot Realtors – Head Cook: Donny Deshotels
2nd place – Bengal Chili Bandits – Head Cook: Lacy Tranchina
3rd place – Red Hot Charity Peppers – Head Cook: Christy Turner

Raffle Winners       

Diamond necklace and earrings, donated by Gary Allyn Design: Won by Mindy Head

Charter fishing trip for 4, donated by SeaHagg Charters: Won by Allyson Bennett

Hand-carved rocking chair, donated by Byron Minor: Won by Randy Olson

Set of SUV/light truck tires, donated by Superior Ford: Won by Mary Krumholt

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