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Articles About mckinney chili cook-off

  • Great chili, with a side of dancing

    Lorrie Sparrow-Knapp, right, served up one of the 20 chilis on offer at last year’s McKinney chili cook-off, an annual fundraiser for the eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C. This year’s cook-off is Saturday, Feb. 17, and includes a barn dance. (Submitted photo by Maria Booth)

    A celebration of Americana to send eighth-graders to America’s capital, this year’s annual McKinney Chili Cook-Off is doubling down on national nostalgia with the addition of square dancing and bluegrass music.

  • Square meal

    The 2018 McKinney Chili contest this year featured a side of square dancing. Swinging their partners above are, in foreground from left, Era Creepingbear and Matthew Collins, Shane Creepingbear with Tiger Collins (going ‘round the outside). (Photos by Matt Minde)

    This year’s YSHS/McKinney Annual Chili Cook-off had a special twist — and turn — for patrons, namely square dancing.