The Source with their award for Peoples Choice.

Credit: Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach

VERO BEACH — On Oct. 27th, 2018 Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach hosted the Centennial Chili Challenge, Part of the Vero 100 Centennial Celebration. There were 22 entries with 10 gallons of chili for 5 different categories of 1st place; all judged by local media representatives including Bob Soos of Treasure and Space Coast Radio, Eve Samples of TCPalm, Gregory Enns of Indian River Magazine, Stephanie Labaff of 32963 and Thomas Miller the Vero Beach Foodie. The best decorated booth was also judged, by Centennial representatives and of course “Peoples Choice”.

Winners of the awards were given out by Mrs. Centennial Anna Valencia. The winners for the awards in each category are as follows:

“Peoples Choice” was awarded to The Source.

Best Booth was awarded to the Republican Women of Indian River.

For the independent category, Hodge Podge was awarded first place and TCPalm took second place.

For the nonprofit category, Relay for Life Team won first place and The Buggy Bunch took second place.

For the civic category, Vero Beach Lifeguards Association was awarded first place and the Republican Women of Indian River took second place.

For the brewery category, Sailfish Brewery was awarded first place and Walking Tree Brewery took second place.

For the restaurant category, Pizzoodles was awarded first place and the Vero Beach Yacht Club took second place.

Third place winners were Sebastian Rotary Club and Vatland Auto Group.

The overall winners are the charities that Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach Foundation gives to each year and the many people who came out to do the tasting and enjoy the mild temperature and great music.

Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach Foundation would like to thank David Vatland at Vatland Auto Group for being the major sponsor this year and to the minor sponsors; Barker AC, Brewer International, CenterState Bank, Coastal Therapies, Quality Plumbing & The Crockett Group. The Sunrise Rotary also want to thank the ROTC for working the parking area.

To find our more about Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach and all that the 91 members do in the community, visit any Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. at the Riverhouse, slightly north of the east end of the Barber Bridge on Acacia Dr.

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