Chili chefs battle for title at annual Young Professionals of Sumter cookoff


The Young Professionals of Sumter hosted the 2019 Chili Cookoff and Beer Tasting on Friday at Sumter County Museum. Members of the public were able to sign up to enter their chili in the contest, and guests sampled the chili and craft beer. Live music was provided by the band Bad Water. First-place winner was Sean G. TintMan. According to its Facebook page, "Young Professionals of Sumter is a civic organization for working young adults between the ages of 21 to 45 in the Sumter community providing networking and social opportunities, to expand community understanding and involvement, and to broaden professional horizons." Visit the group at its website,