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Jonathon Krupp, 9, of Pinellas Park watches “inmate” Jerry Tippett Jr. of St. Petersburg, left, serve chili through the bars at the Chicago-themed Cook County Jail chili booth. Jerry Tippett Sr., not shown, and his son have had a booth at the Pinellas Park firefighters’ Chili Blaze every year since 2004. The elder Tippett has homes in Chicago and Tierra Verde. Forty-six teams competed Friday in the 14th annual cook-off at England Brothers Park to benefit MDA. Nuthin’ Fancy performed an “Ultimate Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Show” and fireworks ended the evening.

CHERIE DIEZ | Times

Jonathon Krupp, 9, of Pinellas Park watches “inmate” Jerry Tippett Jr. of St. Petersburg, left, serve chili through the bars at the Chicago-themed Cook County Jail chili booth. Jerry Tippett Sr., not shown, and his son have had a booth at the Pinellas Park firefighters’ Chili Blaze every year since 2004. The elder Tippett has homes in Chicago and Tierra Verde. Forty-six teams competed Friday in the 14th annual cook-off at England Brothers Park to benefit MDA. Nuthin’ Fancy performed an “Ultimate Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Show” and fireworks ended the evening.

Jailhouse crock 03/19/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 5:35pm]
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