Farmers’ market wins GoodGiving Chili Cookoff

About 300 people sampled chili on a cold wintry night to help support local non-profits in the GoodGiving Challenge Tuesday.

According to the Blue Grass Community Foundation,  20 Clark County organizations are participating this year.

Most had tables inside the College Park Gym Tuesday offering chili from partner organizations.

Those who attended voted for their favorite with a token, which represented a $1 donation by the Clark County Community Foundation.

WinFirst Bank matched those votes, so a total of $592 will be distributed among the non-profits.

The Winchester-Clark County Farmers Market, which partnered with Pilot View Mini Mart, claimed first place. The market won $250 and Pilot View Mini Mart won a $50 giving card to donate to a non-profit.

The Bluegrass Heritage Museum placed second and won $100. Its partner, Team Mitchell, also received a $50 giving card to donate. Third place was Rose Mary C. Brooks Place, which won $50. Its partner, Elkhawg, also received a $50 giving card to donate.

The challenge ends Monday, Dec. 3. Donations can be made at