October 21, 2017

‘Soup’er day in Williston

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Over 800 people showed up Sunday for the Williston Police Officers’ Association seventh annual Chowder Challenge.

Chowder Challenge 01Oct17-5003Chowder Challenge champions

The seventh-annual Williston Chowder Challenge took place Sunday to benefit the Williston Community Food Shelf and the Williston Police Officers’ Association.

Roughly 820 people participated, about 100 more than last year.

The winners:


FIRST PLACE — Natural Provisions Market & Deli

SECOND PLACE — The Windjammer

THIRD PLACE — Vermont Meat and Seafood


FIRST PLACE — Williston Fire Department


THIRD PLACE — Cody’s Irish Pub

Municipal Throwdown

Williston Fire Department

Best Display

Williston Police Officers’ Association

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A youngster sits very still for an airbrushed face tattoo from HyperFocus Arts.

Scott and Mary-Elise Holley with Gordon the Golden take a brief rest at WIlliston's Chowder Challenge on Sunday.

Scott and Mary-Elise Holley with Gordon the Golden take a brief rest at WIlliston’s Chowder Challenge on Sunday.


  1. intervalefoodhub.com.Thanks for mentioning the Intervale Food Hub, Jake!

    The Intervale Food Hub partners with The EDGE Sports & Fitness in Williston and Essex to deliver local food subscriptions year-round.

    We are just about to start deliveries to The EDGE for our upcoming Fall/Winter season. If anyone is interested in participating, you can learn more at http://www.intervalefoodhub.com.

    Kendall Frost
    Intervale Food Hub Marketing Manager

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