Hundreds of Central Minnesotans sampled 40 different soups and chilis in the 2011 Cold Spring Jaycees' Soup & Chili Bowl at the Cold Spring Brewery Distribution Center.

Organizers say more than 2,000 people attended the contest and helped raise money for the food shelf and paralyzed Cold Spring resident Roger Illies.

Soup Division Winner:
Alan Faust with "Al's texas Chili Cheese Soup"

Chili Division Winner:
Pat Preimesberger with "Preim Time Northern Chili"

Northern 1st Place Prize:
Dan Gillen of Main Street Cafe in Litchfield won the Northern 1st Place Prize of $350 for having Northern beer in his product.