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Andrew Gadbois hugs chili balloons

February 18, 2012 | 8:59 p.m. CST
Andrew Gadbois, 5, plays with inflatable chili peppers as his father and coworkers prepare for the 7th Annual MFA Oil Rootin'-Tootin' Chili Cookoff on Saturday at the Holiday Inn Expo Center. Competitors began preparing as early as 8:30 a.m. for the 4 p.m. competition.

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