Lufkin (KTRE) - Amazon women, gun toting cowboys, hatchet carrying "man-eaters", those are some of the costume clad people parading the ground floor at Memorial Health Systems on this Halloween day.
Every year at this time, the hospital holds a chili contest. Each department puts together a team, cooks their favorite "secret" chili recipe and comes up with decorations to showcase it. Then a group of hospital administration, doctors, media representatives and other volunteers gets together to taste and judge the chili and costumes.
The scoring is on a scale of one to five with five been "great." Plaques are given for the first, second and third place chili winners, a showmanship award for the best of show, and an employee's choice award judged by the entire hospital staff.
The winners are:
First Place - ICU
Second Place - Sodexo
Third Place - Wilson McKewen Rehabilitation Center
Employee's Choice - Respiratory
Showmanship - Acute Rehabilitation