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Casa de Esperanza chili cook-off, March 2016, Kristen Killion, Mike Hoffman, Michelle Erwin, Kyle Smith, Brittany London, Luke Franz, Madeline R., David Zahn
Kristen Killion, Mike Hoffman, Michelle Erwin, Kyle Smith, Brittany London, Luke Franz, Madeline R., David Zahn. Courtesy of Casa de Esperanza
Casa de Esperanza chili cook-off, March 2016, Cathy Hernandez, Mike Cortez, Kevin Stricklnad, Eric Sandler, Shanna Jones, Felice Sloan
The judges — Cathy Hernandez, Mike Cortez, Kevin Stricklnad, Eric Sandler, Shanna Jones, Felice Sloan. Courtesy of Casa de Esperanza
Casa de Esperanza chili cook-off, March 2016, Mitchell Currie, Katie Currie, Jordan Balcom, Duncan Balcom
Chili cook-off chairs Mitchell Currie, Katie Currie, Jordan Balcom, Duncan Balcom. Courtesy of Casa de Esperanza
Casa de Esperanza chili cook-off, March 2016, Alison Murphy, Ryan Murphy, Bruce Kish, Minette Corpuz, Bruch Kish Sr.
Alison Murphy, Ryan Murphy, Bruce Kish, Minette Corpuz, Bruce Kish Sr. Courtesy of Casa de Esperanza
Casa de Esperanza chili cook-off, March 2016, Heather Darr, Sarah Owens, Ally Hatz, Becca Elise
Heather Darr, Sarah Owens, Ally Hatz, Becca Elise. Courtesy of Casa de Esperanza
Casa de Esperanza chili cook-off, March 2016, Boran Buturovic, Blake Aston, Mikey Gough, Seth Hurwitz, Paul Ribe, Will Speer
 Boran Buturovic, Blake Aston, Mikey Gough, Seth Hurwitz, Paul Ribe, Will Speer. Courtesy of Casa de Esperanza
Casa de Esperanza chili cook-off, March 2016,
Chili cooks compete for judges' love and for Casa de Esperanza. Courtesy of Casa de Esperanza
Casa de Esperanza chili cook-off, March 2016, Keen Butcher, Meghan Moore, Alex Creede, Brandon Smith
Keen Butcher, Meghan Moore, Alex Creede, Brandon Smith. Courtesy of Casa de Esperanza
Casa de Esperanza chili cook-off, March 2016, Peyton Welty, Jay Van Kessel, Sandi Marine, Daniel Marine, Nick Luyster
Peyton Welty, Jay Van Kessel, Sandi Marine, Daniel Marine, Nick Luyster. Courtesy of Casa de Esperanza
Casa de Esperanza chili cook-off, March 2016, Nyisha Webb, Claire Armstrong, Wendy Usher
 Nyisha Webb, Claire Armstrong, Wendy Usher. Courtesy of Casa de Esperanza
Casa de Esperanza chili cook-off, March 2016, Hannah Wendling, Hanna Siler, Kathy Stritt, Gabrielle Juqueria, Rachel Fisher
Hannah Wendling, Hanna Siler, Kathy Stritt, Gabrielle Juqueria, Rachel Fisher. Courtesy of Casa de Esperanza