Patty Aragon Green Chile Classic winners announced

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    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.