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Assisted by Cheryl Berry (right), Eric Popescu (l), 13, Karla Miller of Casanova and her nephew, Noah Nye, 12, of Somerville, serve themselves at the Sixth Annual Chili Cook-Off Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Grace Episcopal Church in Casanova, Va. Grace Episcopal Church and St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church organized the fundraiser to purchase meals for Stop Hunger Now. Approximately 100 diners came, according to Mignonne Spellmeyer. The competition netted $4,868 of the congregations' $5,000 goal, said Spellmeyer, who is confident the remainder will come to purchase ingredients for 17,240 meals. Eighty volunteers are needed April 30 to package the meals. Judges deemed Dee Garrett's chili the tastiest of the 18 entries. Maureen Friel and Wendy Breeden placed second and third respectively.