Ginny Wehalge, center, reacts to the news that she won first place in Homewood’s Fall Fest Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Sept. 23. Her assistant, Lily Holman, left, and Homewood Events Manager Marla Youngblood, right, look on. Mayor Rich Hofeld made the announcement shortly after 3 p.m. as festival goers were lined up to get a taste of the chili entries. Donations at the gate will benefit the Homewood Rotary Foundation. Past winners Terence Boone and Brian Reichard took second and third place, respectively.