The High Point Civic Association held its chili cook-off Oct. 28, with Holly DeLoach named as the winner.

Holly DeLoach, winner of the chili cook-off, poses at the Oct. 28 Halloween Festival with her daughter Emma Jean, 4, who took second place in the costume contest. (Special)

The cook-off was part of the HPCA’s 14th annual Halloween Festival, held at Highpoint Episcopal Community Church, which also included a costume contest and other holiday activities.

The HPCA is an influential representative for the community along High Point Road in southeastern Sandy Springs.

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