The Las Animas School District D-HAC (District Health Advisory Council) held its first annual Kickin Hunger Chili Cook Off on Dec 13.

Twelve entries were submitted and the school had a good community turnout in support of this backpack food program fundraiser.

Winners were as follows: People’s choice awards went to Sean Holcomb for first place with his green chili; he also won the bragging rights for the Spiciest category. Nichole Mayfield took second place with her Sals; Frank Frausto took third place with his pork and beef mixed green chili; and Robert Bucholz has bragging rights to the most unique with a pulled pork and three-bean chili.