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Patty Aragon Green Chile Classic winners announced

By Jacque Aragon
Special to The PREVIEW

Photo courtesy Jeff Laydon That’s a lot of green chile. The judges at Saturdays Patty Aragon Green Chile Classic had 44 entries to consider before picking their favorites. From left are Karen White-Pargin, Matt Yoksh and Wyoming resident Jim Pederson.

Photo courtesy Jeff Laydon
That’s a lot of green chile. The judges at Saturdays Patty Aragon Green Chile Classic had 44 entries to consider before picking their favorites. From left are Karen White-Pargin, Matt Yoksh and Wyoming resident Jim Pederson.

Saturday’s Patty Aragon Green Chile Classic at the Mountain Chile Cha Cha was a great success, with 44 entries.

The first-place winners in each category took home $200 and a trophy. Second- and third-place winners received medals.

People’s Choice:

First place — Barbara Laydon.

Second place — Bear Creek.

Third place — Ron Martinez.

Vegetarian:

First place — Jillian Jolley.

Second place — Lisa Miranda.

Third place — Patty Black.

Meat:

First place — Connie Chubbuck.

Second place — Bear Creek.

Third place — Eliza Lucero.

As usual, the numbers were very close. Thanks to everyone for entering and coming out for a taste.

In the very popular, new addition to the Cha Cha — the Margarita Contest — there were three categories and the winners were:

• Traditional: Chavolo’s for their original recipe.

• Flavored: Pagosa Brewing Company for their Pomegranate Margarita.

• Creative: The View for their Jalapeno Cucumber Margarita.

Each winner received a hand-crafted Chile medal, made by Scott Slind.

This story was posted on August 29, 2013.