Actually, deputy chief of the South Dundas Fire Services, Philip Thompson (far left), didn’t really need the extinguisher as he took up his duties as one of the judges at the annual Iroquois Legion, Branch 370, Great Chili Taste-Off held Saturday, February 23, at the Legion. There were 13 different and exciting entries (all names hidden from the judges) contending for 2013 honours as best chili, with a delicious meal waiting for ticket holders once the judges made their decision. The judges looked for what they considered to be the “best-tasting chili” as there are no formal categories at the Taste-Off, organized by Hilda Barkley and Delaine Greenough, of the Legion Ways and Means Committee. “This is a fund raiser, and another fun happening in the busy schedule of our Legion,” they said. Bill Vanderspank, (second from the left), Iroquois president, popped in for a little preview taste, as judges Brian Clifford, vice president of Cardinal Legion, Branch 105 and Candace Menges, representing the Iroquois and District Business group, dug in.