The Casper Events Center was packed with people Saturday, along with a host of characters from "Star Wars" for the 26th Annual Brian Scott Memorial American Petroleum Institute Chili Cook-Off. Some 45 vendors joined in the "Star Wars" theme and dished out red and green chili to the crowd while Princess Leia and Darth Vader lobbed prizes and trivia from the stage, all in an effort to fund local charities.

While a total dollar amount of the money raised is not yet available, here are the winners of the Chili Cook-Off honors for this year:

Red Chili
1 - 1st Interstate Bank
2 - DNOW
3 - SM Energy

Green Chili
1 - Fremont Motors
2 - Western Environmental
3 - Well Control Products

People’s Choice Award

NOV Wellborne

The proceeds generated from the Chili Cook-Off help support local charitable organizations including:

  • CAP (Children’s Advocacy Project)
  • Central Wyoming Hospice Program
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Meals on Wheels
  • The ARC of Natrona County
  • Special Olympics Wyoming
  • Jason’s Friends
  • Brain Injury Association
  • Safe Kids of Central Wyoming
  • A.P.I. Scholarship Fund
  • Wyoming Food For Thought
  • Seton House
  • Many of the medical funds established in our community