From Mayo Blair:
“TEXAS LADIES STATE, APRIL 18th, Sat. All Ladies invited to our 11th Annual "21 Bust Salute Party". Hostesses; Mayo, Karin, Doris, Lil, Jo, Vicki, Della,Renee, Sharon, Annie, Nancy, Darla . "Punch Connoisseurs" Keith & MichaelAlso serving Tequila Rose; Phil, Ed, Bryan, Pat, Frank, Larry, Jerry* High Noon *. Will also be celebrating Annie Murphy's 83rd BirthdayBlair/Barnes/Drake/ MH Circle.”
From Dave Hewlett:
The wind blew, the weather was cool and cloudy but 24 brave cooks showed up to enjoy the CASI CCO and the nice day at the 6th annual Commerce, Tx CCO. There were many events to take part in and enjoy all the crowds that came to the events. One big event was the local chili challenge with a $1000 prize to the winner, 25 cooks entered that event won by Ken Swart. There were many bands that the crowds could enjoy and the events were a Brisket cook off, Salsa, CASI chili, local chili, Beans and others. The Commerce sponsor and staff did a good job and will make it even better next year. Thanks to Marty Cunningham, the sponsor, and her team for all the good work.
1. Rosa Gonzales
2. Ken Swart
3. Paul Seastrunk
4. Dave Hewlett
5. Rex Jones
6. Morris Moss
7. Nancy Hewlett
8. Robbie Swart
9. Mike Rider
10. David Nobles
1. Jailhouse Chili, Pryor Gowins
2. Tazmanian Devil, Dave Hewlett
3. North Texas Fab, Eric Burns
Here is this week's CCO's:
Apr 18, 2009-001 - Jacksonville TX CASI. 2nd Annual Duck Race Chili CCO Cookoff is postponed until June 27th.
Apr 18, 2009-002 - Stokesdale NC CASI. Camp Carefree Chili Cook off Held at Camp Carefree Lane, located 1 mile north of 68 & 220 intersection between Madison and Greensboro. Entry fee $20 turn- in 1 PM. Make checks payable to Piedmont Pepper Pod. Contact Steve Dixon email@example.com. com. 336-932-2197. www.ncchili.com Kenny Jones 336-951-2705, 336-932- 9569 cell. $10 additional entry freestyle. Showmanship. Benefits camp Carefree & ill and disabled children. Cash prizes for 1st 2nd & 3rd place freestyle chili.
Apr 18, 2009-003 - Seguin TX CASI. 39th Texas Ladies State Championship. Held at Max Starke Park. Turn in time - 1 PM. Entry fee $30. Make checks payable to Texas Ladies State. Contact Steve Ashman, PO Box 1632, Bastrop TX 78602. Benefits Seguin Charities. Automatic Qualifier for TICC.
Apr 18, 2009-004 - Mitchell NE CASI. 9th Annual Pepe's Pod Winter Chili Cookoff and Polka Fest. Held at Scottsbluff County Fairgrounds, Mitchell event center. Entry fee $20 for CASI red or open chili or $25 for both, turn-in 5 PM. Make checks payable to Pepe's Pod c/o Kyle Haberman 1624 4th Ave Scottsbluff, NE 69361. Benefits Scottsbluff County Fair and Pepe`s Pod. Information Contact: Kyle Haberman Home: 308-635-7852, Cell: 308-672-3502, e-mail; firstname.lastname@example.org
Apr 18, 2009-005 - Little Rock AR CASI. Arkansas Mens State Cookoff. Held at Little Rock Zoo, #1 Jonesboro Dr. Little Rock, AR. Just off I-630 and Fairpark. CASI sanctioned. Turn in 1:00pm. Entry fee $20.00. Charity L.R. Zoo. Make checks payable to Little Rock Zoo. Must arrive by 9:00 am to be able to drive in to unload. All cars must be out of zoo by 9:00. Any late arrivals will be shuttled in by Zoo staff. No RV hookups available. RV parking in parking lot only. No alcohol allowed in Zoo. For animal safety please do not bring in plastic straws or lids that might get into animal cages. For further info call Bruce Smith at 501-312- 8715 email@example.com or call Zetta Friday at the L.R. Zoo 501-666-2406.
Apr 18, 2009-006 - Little Rock AR CASI. Arkansas Womens State Cookoff. Held in Little Rock Zoo, #1 Jonesboro Dr. Little Rock, AR. Just off I-630 and Fairpark. CASI sanctioned. Turn in 1:00pm. Entry fee $20.00. Charity Arkansas Zoological Foundation. Make checks payable to Arkansas Zoological Foundation. Must arrive by 9:00 am to be able to drive in to unload. All cars must be out of zoo by 9:00. Any late arrivals will be shuttled in by Zoo staff. No RV hookup available RV parking in parking lot only. No alcohol allowed in Zoo. For animal safety please do not bring in plastic straws or lids that might get into animal cages. For further info call Bruce Smith at 501-312-8715 hbchili@sbcglobal. net or call Zetta Friday at the L.R. Zoo 501-666-2406.
Apr 18, 2009-007 - Gladewater TX CASI. East Texas Gusher Days Chili CCO. Sponsored by Budweiser, in downtown Gladewater, "Antique Capital of East Texas." Entry fee $20, turn-in 1 p.m. CHILI GRIND ONLY. Jackpot Beans $5, 50/50, turn-in at 12 noon. People's Choice Award, cool prizes. Door prizes galore! Join us for the Cooks' Dinner Friday night. RVs welcome, no hook-ups. Parade, antique car show, karaoke, food, vendors, live entertainment, street dance, carnival, hushpuppy eatin' contest and more. Contact: Brenda Brown 903-845-7690 or 903- 374-1199, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Gladewater Chamber of Commerce 903-845-5501. For more info, visit http://www.gusherdays.com/
Apr 18, 2009-008 - The Colony TX CASI. American Legion Riders Post 21 2nd Annual Chili Cookoff and Motorcycle Fun Run. Held at Lions Park, 4800 Nash Street. Same location as last year. Off Main Street in the Colony, turn East on to Nash, about 1 block off Main St. Benefits the Legacy Fund. Registration: 8:00 am Entry fee $20, Beans: additional $10 (100% returned to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place bean winners). Beans turn in time 11:00 Chili turn in 12:00. Chili and Best of Show Judging at 12:00 with 1 PM presentation of awards.Motorcycle Fun Run $25.00 to support the American Legion's Legacy Fund, leaving at 10:00 to return by 12:00 for judging. Contact Bob Bourbon 972-523-7399. Email, email@example.com. CHILI GRIND ONLY. Make checks payable to American Legion Riders Post 21.
Apr 18, 2009-009 - Muskogee OK CASI. Azalea Festival 24th Annual Chili & BBQ CCO.Held at Civic Center Market Square 5th & Boston. Chili Turn in Time - 11:30, Entry Fee $25.00 Pre-Registration is REQUIRED by Friday April 17 On- Site Fee $35.00. Charity - Kids Space, CASA, Muskogee Youth Services BBQ Turn In Times: Open - 12:45 Ribs - 1:15 Brisket - 1:45 Entry Fee $25.00 each product Pre- Registration is REQUIRED by Friday April 17 On-Site Fee $35.00 per product. Send Registration to: Muskogee Exchange Club - Chili Cook Off Attention: John Rich P. O. Box 2488 Muskogee,OK 74402. Contact Info: Darrin Smith 918-681-0479 John Rich 918-683-4542. Check out website http://www.exchangeclubmuskogee/ .org/chilicookoff.shtml
Apr 18, 2009-010 - Fabens TX CASI. Fabens Area Community Food Pantry Cook-Off at Fabens Air Port, from El Paso take I-10 East to Fabens exit, take a right at the stop sign, proceed to Air Port entrance which is on the right. CASI Sanctioned. Benefits the Fabens Area Community Food Pantry. Cooks meeting 10:00 AM Turn in 2:00 PM Entry fee $18.00, checks payable to Pod of the Pass Sponsors are the East El Paso Rotary Club and the Cotton Valley Lions Club. More info: Carol Straughan 915-852-3599 Email firstname.lastname@example.org For vendor information contact Bill Sparks 915-594-7022
Apr 18, 2009-011 - Morristown AZ CASI. 2nd Annual Grand Desert Days CCO Held at Morristown Elementary School, 25950 Rockaway Hills Rd, US 60, just West of Castle Hot Springs Rd. Set up between 7 and 9 AM. Enter at Rockaway Hills Rd just before the Post Office. Peoples choice chili at 11:00, Entry fee $12, turn-in 1 PM. Benefits General Federated Womans Club. Contact Jerry Lee 623-388- 9748. email@example.com.
Apr 18, 2009-012 - Valley Center CA CASI. Hellhole Canyon Hellacious Chili Cookoff. Held at 19324 Santee Lane. Entry fee $25, turn-in 2 PM. Benefits Friends of Hellhole Canyon Open Space Reserve. Contact Rick Landavazo 26738 Kiavo Dr, Valley Center CA 92082. 760-828- 0726, 760-751-5423. landavaz@owl. csusm.edu. Directions available at www.hellholecanyon.org.Getting there From Escondido California: Take Valley Parkway (Escondido's primary east/west artery), east to Lake Wohlford Road, turn right. Go up the hill, past the lake about 3 miles, turn right on Paradise Mountain Road, at the first stop sign you encounter. Continue on Paradise Mtn. Road. It ends at Los Hermanos Ranch Road, turn right. Take the first immediate jog left onto Kiavo Road, drive to the bottom of the hill. The entrance to Hellhole Canyon Preserve is to the left at the end of Kiavo Dr. Some phone numbers to try for directions should you get lost, 760 828- 0726, 760 749-5320 - Friends 760 742-1631 - County Parks, 760 212-5549 - Ranger. This event is on Advertising Probation.
Apr 19, 2009-001 - Jacksonville TX CASI. Sunday Jacksonville CCO Postponed until June 28th.
Apr 19, 2009-002 - Seguin TX CASI. Classic CASI Pod Memorial CCO. Held in Starcke Park East. Entry fee $20 turn-in 1 PM. Make check payable to Classic CASI Pod. CHILI GRIND ONLY. Contact Pat King 830-303-1755, 210-860-0818. Benefits Christian Free Clinic.
Food for Thought:
The Events Committee will be responsible for general oversight and articulation with CASI’s major events: TICC, regional and state opens. The Events Committee will be the first point of contact for prospective new opens and will help existing opens achieve success. The members of this committee are Chairman: Bill Pierson; Co-Chairman: Dorathy Williams; Members at-Large: Jen Windsor and Vicki Childress.
This may be the last posting for this week. We are leaving later today for Texas Ladies State. If I can find a place to get on line and post I will.
Spring is really in the air. There are a lot of CCOs this weekend. Hope each of you can find one to attend.