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Chancey Bush
Nan Leahy, wife of Evergreen firefighter Chris Leahy, scoops up samples of "Know Your Egress Green" chili.

Each pot of chili told a different story. Some were old family recipes. Some were experiments with new recipes. Some had a kick that made eyes water; others evinced a sweeter side. There were pots of green and red; pork, beef, chicken and vegetarian. Each batch as diverse as the individuals who made and served it.

Saturday’s Big Chili Cook-off at Buchanan Park drew thousands of people to spend the day outside listening to music, eating chili, and supporting six mountain area fire departments.

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