Highlights from the 2nd Annual Magnolia State Bank Chili Cook Off

Local caterer, Petey Barnett, wins the Big Green Egg!

Local caterer, Petey Barnett, wins the Big Green Egg!


axtonThe 2013 $500, First Place and People’s Choice winner is team “Hot 2 Trot”,  Jim Rasberry, Mike Attaway, Bob Gholson, David Casey and Mike Axton, Captain.

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The 2013 $200 Second Place team is  “It’s Always Chili in Philadelphia”.  Lew Yoder, Kyle Howard, Skye Bailey, Captain and Eric Robertsposey kims no bull

The 2013 $100 Third Place team is “No Bull Chili”.  Steve Lett, Kevin McNeer, Paul Sanchez and Mark Posey, Captain.

Written by Susan Ladd

Susan Ladd is a native of Franklin, TN. She recently moved to Laurel with her husband, Dr. Seth Ladd. She is an undergraduate of University of Tennessee, Chattanooga where she obtained a degree in Child and Family Studies. Since college, Susan has spent most of her career in customer experience positions. In her most recent role, she was the Experience Concierge for Ramsey Solutions in Nashville, TN where she curated events and experiences for clients. Susan takes pride in impacting others through experiences and her interactions with them. She is excited to use her time from living in places like Nashville, Franklin, Chattanooga, TN, New York City and Asheville, NC to enhance the experiences in Laurel. Susan and her husband are excited to be building a future in Laurel and feels privileged to build on the strong foundation that Laurel Main Street provides.