The chili and the competition were hot at the Del Ray Citizens Association’s annual Chili Cook Off! Guest judges (from left) Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, Police Chief Mike Brown and Assistant Fire Chief Larry Schultz appreciated the fiery competition and the chance to visit with residents. Cook off winners were Sue Kovalsky, Micki MacNaughton and Patty Moran. Event sponsors were Homes of Alexandria and Port City Brewing. Chili Cook Off proceeds benefit the Del Ray Gateway Project, including Del Ray Splash Park and Nancy Dunning Memorial Garden.