From Jim Ezell:
Will you please post the following sponsor link to your blog. This is a wonderful way for members and potential sponsors to see what the main stage looks like and flip thru the gallery for the atmosphere down there. I hope to put together a disc this year to capture the event and send out. Bruce Foods does take advantage of merchandising and promotional opportunities with CASI. http://www.mexene.com/gallery.html
From Ron Barnes:
Are you ready for the 32nd Annual Arlingua CCO? It is being held as always at the Arlington Elks Lodge #2114 located at 601 W. Pioneer Parkway (between Center Street and Matlock). We have three days of fun planned out. Here is the schedule:
Saturday (9-5): The Iron Chili Challenge. This is a non-sanctioned event where the first 30 registered participants will be given identical pre-mixes of spices and meat to use. Cooks are allowed to augment it with whatever they wish, but they must use what they are given. Entry is $10 (cash) and we will pay back 100% to the top 5. Turn-in and judging at 5:00 p.m.. Then starting at about 7:00 p.m., we will host the cook’s party at the Lodge. We will serve burgers…you bring the sides. There will also be live entertainment Saturday night in the lodge!
Sunday (9-6): The Main Event; the 32nd Annual Arlingua Chili Cookoff. Turn-in times are:
12:00 p.m. for beans (dry, white beans from scratch only - $5 entry);
1:00 p.m. for Junior Chili (free entry – grind only);
2:00 p.m. for Elks Division (free if cooking CASI)
2:00 p.m. for CASI chili ($20 – grind only).
We have the well-respected (?) Jim “Dog” Luhn in charge of the proceedings (Thanks, Dog!). The Lodge Golf Committee is providing a great breakfast buffet for about $5 a head (that means adult libations will be available early on Sunday!).
Monday (9-7): The First Annual Arlington Doe’s Chili Cookoff. Noon turn-in; grind only; $18 entry.
There is plenty of RV parking available (no hook-ups) and lots of shaded area for the cooks. We always have a great time and golfers, don’t forget your clubs! Also, be sure to bring your swimsuits and enjoy the pool (we haven’t cooled down that much yet)!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at Ratchili@tx.rr.com or Budda Manske at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!
From Sharon Pennell to all CASI Women:
You are invited to the
5th Annual Autumn Tea Party
Come join your girlfriends for an afternoon of tea, food, fun and laughter
Wednesday November 4th 2009
12 N at the Pavilion
Bring a dish to share
Don’t forget your tea cup
Best Dressed Contest
From Pam Clark:
Cowboy Joe's Ultimate Chili Cookoff will be held at the Victor Valley Museum and Art Gallery, 11873 Apple Valley Road, Apple Valley, California 92308, on Saturday, October 10, 2009, in conjunction with the Museum's annual Stagecoach Fever Western Art Competition. Gunslingers, western costumes, western-themed art, live music, and apple pie contests -- cooking and eating! Plenty of RV parking (sorry, no hookups). Benefits the Victor Valley Museum Association. CASI registration $25, turn-in 1 pm. Bring plenty of throwdown for People's Choice, as a large crowd is expected. For more information contact Maryanne Wilkins, 760/985-5292 or 760/240-2111, email mhtml:%7B2151797C-3300-4934-9290-7A4D3927DC78%7Dmid://00000122/!x-usc:mailto:email@example.com, or Pam Clark, 909/218-4656 or 903/316-0353, email mhtml:%7B2151797C-3300-4934-9290-7A4D3927DC78%7Dmid://00000122/!x-usc:mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your calenders for this event. All the information that I have received makes this a GREAT event.
As I promised yesterday I am attaching the Friday Board of Directors Agenda and Saturday's Great Pepper's Meeting Agenda.
I apologize that these did not upload the same way as they look on Paper. At least you can get the information. I had to scan them and then convert them and this time it didn't work like it has with all the other documents.
It's Wednesday and time to see the CCOs for this weekend.
Sep 5, 2009-001 - Kemah, TX CASI. Elks Lodge #2322 Cookoff. Held at 623 Hanson Rd, off 146, take 2094 to Hanson Rd, turn left and quick right to Elks parking lot. Benefits Elks charities. Entry fee $20 turn-in 2 PM. CHILI GRIND ONLY. Make checks payable to Al Austin, 2601 Orleans Dr, Seabrook TX 77586-3380 Meat - Beef. Contact Al Austin 713-203-1217, alhoustontravelzone .com - Sherry 281-326-8050. Cooks party. Friday night dinners available for sale at Lodge. Jackpot Salsa turn-in 11 AM, Jackpot Beans turn in Noon. Motor home parking available, no hookups. See cookoff next day, same location.
Sep 5, 2009-002 - Pittsburg, KS CASI. Little Balkans Chili Cookoff. Held at 2nd & Pine. Benefits Habitat For Humanity. Entry fee $20 turn-in Noon. Salsa, Hot Wings Jr Division, Peoples Choice. Make Checks payable to Crawford County Bar Assn. Contact Eric Rosenblad P.O. Box 1509 Pittsburg KS 66762 email@example.com.
Sep 5, 2009-003 - Seguin, TX CASI. Country RV Cookoff. Held at Country RV 17525 Hwy 123 S Benefits Sand Hills VFD. Entry fee $18 turn-in 2 PM. CHILI GRIND ONLY. Make checks payable to Country RV. Friday night cooks dinner. Saturday, Karaoke and Pot Luck. Plenty of RV parking- no hookups. Contact Sabrina Klietz 830-372-4088/830-379-6918. See cookoff next day.
Sep 5, 2009-004 - Meridian,TX CASI. TX Music Festival Chili & Bean CO. At Bosque Bottoms Cook-off Campgrounds, W Morgan St & River St, NE of Hwy 6 & Bosque River. 20 Bands--- 3 Fun Days. BYOB Coolers OK.Camping and Motels or just stay for the Day, Custom Bike Show Contest-Water Slide. Also 2 day CASI Chili Cook-off. Campfire Music. Buy your ticket on-line in advance & $AVE www.TxMusicFestival.com 817-233- 2869. Buying $30 ticket includes Sat. chili cook-off, bring check or cash for Sunday cook-off and or beans entries. Chili turn-in both days 2 PM.You Can Help Find A Cure. Benefiting www.NFCR.org National Foundation for Cancer Research and Marcos Rhodes Cancer Recovery Fund. Christina, 817-233- 2869.Christina@TheUncleBillRoachBa nd.com. RV camping, full hookups. Also, get T-shirt for first 50 cooks.
Sep 5, 2009-005 - Hogg, TX CASI. Hawg Wild Cookoff. Held at 9940 Hwy 21 West, 8 miles West of Caldwell, Cyndi's Hawg Hangout. Benefits Camp For All Children. Entry fee $20 turn-in 4 PM. Beans Turn-in 2 PM. Make checks payabe to Camp For All. CHILI GRIND ONLY. Contact Vince Slominski 979-255-5148. Cookoff next day.
Sep 6, 2009-001 - Arlington, TX CASI. 32nd Annual Arlingua CCO Held at Elks Lodge #2114, 601 W. Pioneer Parkway. CASI Division entry $20, turn-in 2PM, GRIND ONLY. Junior Division, free entry, grind only, turn-in 1PM. All qualified Elks are eligible to participate in an Elk's division (also GRIND ONLY). Entry is free if participating in CASI, otherwise it is $15. Jackpot beans (dry white beans from scratch only) $5, turn-in noon. RV parking available, no hook-ups. Lots of shaded cooking area under the trees. Cooks party/meal Saturday night (around 7:00 p.m.). Information contact Ron Barnes Ratchili@tx.rr.com or David Manske budda77@sbcglobal .net. Benefits Arlington Elk's charities.
Sep 6, 2009-002 - Water Valley, TX CASI. Labor Day MDA CCO Day 1 of a 2 day Concho Valley Chili Pod Labor Day MDA CCO, Benefits: Jerry's Kids MDA Held in Water Valley Park. Chili turn in at 2 pm Entry fee $18.00. Payable to Concho Valley Chili Pod. This is a 2 day CCO. We will have a Pot Luck Sunday Night. See Monday's information. More info to follow. Info: Janice Miller, 3214 Oak Mountain Trail, San Angelo,TX 76904, 325 947 8753 or firstname.lastname@example.org. CHILI GRIND ONLY.
Sep 6, 2009-003 - Kemah, TX CASI. Sunday Elks Lodge 2322 CCO Held at 623 Hanson Rd, off 146, take 2094 to Hanson Rd, turn left and quick right to Elks parking lot. Entry fee $20 turn-in Noon. CHILI GRIND ONLY. Contact Al Austin 713-203-1217, Sherry 281- 326-8050.
Sep 6, 2009-004 - Seguin, TX CASI. Country RV Cookoff Day Two Held at Country RV 17525 Hwy 123 S Entry fee $18 turn-in 1 PM. CHILI GRIND ONLY. Make checks payable to Country RV. Benefits County Line VFD.See previous day cookoff. Contact Sabrina Klietz 830-372- 4088, 830-379-6918.
Sep 6, 2009-005 - Meridian, TX CASI. Sunday TX Music Festival Chili and Bean Cookoff. At Bosque Bottoms Cook-off Campgrounds, W Morgan St & River St, NE of Hwy 6 & Bosque River. Full RV Hookups. 20 Bands--- 3 Fun Days. BYOB Coolers OK. Camping and Motels or just stay for the Day, Custom Bike Show Contest-Water Slide. Also 2 day CASI Chili Cook-off. Campfire Music. Buy your tickets on-line in advance TxMusicFestival .com 817-233-2869. Buying ticket includes Sat. chili cook-off bring check or cash for Sunday cook-off and or beans entries. Turn-in 2 PM. You Can Help Find A Cure. Benefiting www.NFCR.org National Foundation for Cancer Research And Marcos Rhodes Cancer Recovery Fund. Christina, 817-233- 2869.Christina@TheUncleBillRoachBa nd.com. www.TxMusicFestival.com
Sep 6, 2009-006 - Hogg, TX CASI. Sunday Hawg Wild Cookoff. Held at 9940 Hwy 21 West, 8 miles West of Caldwell, Cyndi's Hawg Hangout. Entry fee $20 turn-in Noon. CHILI GRIND ONLY. Contact Vince Slominski 979-255-5148.
Sep 6, 2009-007 - Hanover, PA CASI. Pennsylvania State Championship. Join us for the 14th Annual PA State Championship. The event is open to the public from 11 AM to 5 PM, and features popular local entertainment. There's also an open chili cookoff and salsa competition. Last year 7,200 people attended, and over $48,000 was raised for local charities. Due to the size of the event, no RV's or campers will be allowed on the field during the cookoff. Held in the ball field behind KClinger's Tavern on Forney Ave. Entry fee $25 turn-in 2 PM. Make checks payable to Hanover Chili Cookoff. Benefits HART Center and other local charities. TICC Automatic Qualifier. Contact Chip Welsh email@example.com 717-309-8303.
Sep 7, 2009-001 - Arlington, TX CASI. 1st Annual Arlington Doe's CCO Held at Arlington Elk's Lodge located at 601 W Pioneer Parkway Entry $18, grind only, noon turn- in. For info contact Ron Barnes, Ratchili@tx.rr.com. See cookoff previous day.
Sep 7, 2009-002 - Water Valley, TX CASI. CASI Scholarship CCO Day 2 of a 2 day Concho Valley Chili Pod Labor Day CCO, Benefits CASI Scholarship Program; Location: Water Valley Park Entry fee $18.00. Payable to Concho Valley Chili Pod. This is a 2 day CCO. See Sunday's information. More info to follow. Info: Janice Miller, 3214 Oak Mountain Trail, San Angelo, TX 76904, 325 947 8753 or firstname.lastname@example.org. CHILI GRIND ONLY.