The second annual chile contest at this year’s Mora-San Miguel County Fair was a successful event. Over 200 people came out to participate in the judging in the different types of homemade chile. The contestants cooked both red and green chile. This year’s first place award went to Amy Chavez, second place Lydia Benavidez, and third place winner Juan Ortiz. The people’s choice award went to Manuel Benavidez.
I would like to thank our contestants who participated in this event, as well as our commissioners who came out to judge our event. I also want to thank the Las Vegas Optic and the Baca family for advertising our event. The following businesses donated money to this event:
Alta Vista Regional Hospital, Love Music, Alco, Mallettes Feed, Alpha & Omega Frames & Such, Mary Ann’s Famous Burritos, Aragon Services & Products, Melton Ranch, Art & Stone, Quality Motor Co. Inc., Benavidez Construction, Raychel Hosch, MS CCC/SLP, Community First Bank, Ray’s Liquors, Crow Insurance, Russell’s Discount Foods, Del Norte Pharmacy, San Miguel-Mora Electric Co-op, Eddie Sandoval Automotive, Wal-Mart Franken Brothers, Wizards Eye Candy Signs, JACO Outfitters, LJ Pacheco Auto Parts, LLC, L’Esperance Dairy Queen, and Los Gonzales Family Restaurant.
And finally I would like to thank Bernadette Aragon, Elizabeth Ratzlaff, and Augustine Romero for the time they committed to organizing this successful event.