Kyriell Sheffield of Granby, Connecticut wowed judges with his homestyle chili at the Chili-Fest and won first place in the “Youth Homestyle” category.  SUBMITTED PHOTO

WELLS — The Wells Chamber of Commerce hosted their 19th Annual Chili-Fest on Aug. 24 at the Wells Junior High Campus on Route 1. 

The weather was absolutely perfect and a fun time was had by all.

The “Maine State Cook-Off”, sanctioned by the International Chili Society, is among the last events available for “chiliheads” to qualify to compete in the World Championship which will be held this year from Sept. 6 to Sept. 8 in Des Moines, Iowa.

The winners in each ICS category of this event will represent the State of Maine.

The winners for each of the three ICS sanctioned events are:

• 1st Place Red Chili – Judi Omerza, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania


• 1st Place Verde (green) Chili – Anne Marie Malone, Granby, Connecticut

• 1st Place Homestyle – Dave Kelley, Loudon, New Hampshire

• 1st Place Youth Homestyle – Kyriell Sheffield, Granby, Connecticut

For more information contact Chief Executive Officer, Eleanor J. Vadenais at 646-2451 or the Wells Chamber of Commerce at


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