A much-anticipated Hannibal wintertime event is the latest victim of COVID-19.

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The Hannibal Jaycees announced Wednesday that the annual Chili Cookoff, sponsored by the Jaycees and Golden Eagle Distributing, has been cancelled for 2021.

Jaycee and Golden Eagle officials expressed disappointment over the cancellation, and look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Admiral Coontz Recreation for the next Chili Cookoff in 2022.

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