From Mel Fitzhenry:
Just a reminder to bring sugar and flour to Terlingua with you for the Food Bank. Also bring toys for the kids Christmas. They should be for children 4-11. Please bring them unwraped.
From Jim Ezell:
Remember that you can buy your beer when you get to the Ranch instead of having to tote it all at the CASI Concession Stand. The prices to CASI members, preferably in 5 case lots is:
Premium Beer 22.50 plus tax or rounded to 24.50 for a 30 pack.
Lone Star 12.50 plus tax or rounded to 13.50 for an 18 pack.
Wine 55.00 per case.
This should be cheaper than anyone can purchase it elsewhere, but it helps the sponsors.
There will also be ice, water, and sodas for sale at the Concession Stands.
Prices to public
Beer 2.50 per can
Wine 3.00 glass, 8.00 per bottle
30 packs 30.00 hot only
18 packs 18.00 " "
24 packs 24.00 " "
Sales will start Monday afternoon as soon as everything has been inventoried.
Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi will be hosting a wine tasting in the main concession area following announcements on Friday Nov 6. We will also be featuring their wine in the concession stands. Please come out and thank this generous sponsor for their CASI connection. Plan to take home a case.
All wine leftover after TICC may be purchased for 55.00 a case. That is 4.25 plus tax a bottle due to our bulk buying.
From Blu Daniels:
Please bring all your collected excess "goody bag" stuff to Big John and Blu's big white bus at Terlingua for distribution to the Terlingua school students. This was a big hit with the kids last year but we didn't have enough for all the students. They have 128 students this year, up from 118 last year so we will be glad to pass on pens, pencils, pads of paper, keyrings, koozies, plastic cups, t-shirts, caps, calculators, first-aid kits, etc ...everything you won't be using from your cooks goody bags over the past year. Family friendly only, no beer logos- and please, no obviously used items. Please have everything to us no later than Wednesday morning as we will be assembling these Wednesday afternoon. And of course, any late arrivals will still be welcome.
ALSO, if you got LadyBugged last year, remember to pass it on anonomously Friday evening for good luck to a cook on Saturday and tell the person you gave it to last year that it was you. I know some people have not been able to find theirs from the first year so I will try to have some extras so we can keep this tradition going, but the whole idea is to keep it secret for a year, then tell. First year recipients were Dani Medlin, Sue Caffey, Alan Dean, Karin Barnes, Susie Shaw, Cindy George and Tamara Dees. I know because that's where Jan Young and I left them. We'll see what kind of circle these little cuties travel!
Thanks and see ya'll at the Ranch.
Texas Open date has been changed from August to February this year. They will be holding early registration for the Texas Open at TICC this year. It will be open from Monday, November 2 to Friday, November 6, with a banner displayed from a motorhome.
From Ralph Hay, Alcalde:
Volunteers Needed for Old 320 Area. I need help with marking off the cooking Sites in the Old 320 Area. I will need to have my volunteers ready to start helping to be in the Site Area at 9:30 A.M., Wednesday 11/04. I've had some very good workers in the past, hopefully I can depend on you to be there for me again this year.
There will be an Old 320 Meeting on Thursday afternoon at 3:30 P.M. It will be held in the Judging Area. Please try and attend this meeting.
I would like to see the Arena filled with Cooks this year. It looks good for our Sponsors, they will be able to get a better view of how their sponsorship is helping CASI. The pictures that show 350 plus Cooks will make great advertisement material for them to take back home.
You do not have to own a 320 Site to cook in the Arena. Anyone qualified to cook, that needs a Site to cook on, should let me know, and I'll be able to assign you a Site that has been made available. When you come up to Register to cook, I will be set up in that Area. Please come by and Register with me also.
This year we will be giving out 2 WENDALL RANKIN PAINTED STOVES for 2 lucky Cooks, that are cooking in the Old 320 Arena. I would also appreciate 2 volunteers, preferably not cooking chili, to pass out the Raffle Tickets for the stoves. This should be done after the cooks have all set up in the Arena, approximately 9:00 - to 10:00 A.M.
Anyone wishing to get on the Old 320 Site Waiting List, must give me this request in writing, properly dated. I will accept e-mails, mail, or in person, as long as it is written.
Everyone be safe on your drive to TICC, and we'll see you there.
From Susie Shaw and Carol Knight:
Tequila RoseBud Society and Friends,
Our annual Tequila RoseBud Social Hour is coming together to be a very special “pink & black” event for 2009 at TICC! It is open to all women at Rancho CASI de los Chisos as a night of camaraderie and fun. As always, we hope to entertain and touch your heart. Dazzling trophies are planned the Tequila Rose Cooking Contest (see rules in October TTT), and there will also be great door prizes and sweet surprises!
Please remember your bottle … or 2 or 3 … of chilled Tequila Rose. As is customary, the “admission” into this celebration requires at least one bottle of Tequila Rose per lady, or a Tequila Rose Cooking Contest entry. And each RoseBud’s admission may include one guest, as well.
• Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 7 PM at judging pavilion.• Special shot glass, and
• Remember your Tequila Rose dessert entry, and
• Something “rosey” and unique for our door prize table.
• For anyone who cannot bring a bottle of Tequila Rose, you are welcome with the option to make a donation of $10 to the CASI Scholarship Fund.
• LADIES ONLY, please!
Get creative with your pink hats and wigs and other RoseBud attire to join the fun. And remember, without the Rose, there can be no toast, so bring on those chilled bottles of that “sweet nectar”!
From Jim Ezell:
Here are more items that will be given to this year's TTIC Champion:
Carefree RV Resorts, Scottsdale, AZ and a CASI Corporate Member will donate a Jacket with the TICC Champions name on it.
A custom fashioned stove bag from Dru Stewart.
Spirit and wine basket from Glazers' Distributors.
From Jim Trietsch:
To all who will be in Terlingua on Wed. Novemeber 4th: The CTC Pod will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast. We will have, Pancakes, sausage and Bacon. We will be taking donations for the Scholarship fund. Remember that is Wed. Morning from about 8 til 9:30 or we run out.
Update on Larry Wampler from Rex Jones:
He called about 3pm today and said they had moved him to another floor and the swelling in one leg is going down. I asked if they had mentioned releasing him and he said maybe Wednesday or Thursday of this wweek. He also said he would try to make Kaufman if he got some crutches in time.
I would also like to let you know that if you have some time tthat you would like to volunteer, I can use help at registration to distribute the "Official CASI shirts" to the incoming Great Pepper's and Regional Referees. If you are a Great Pepper or an Regional Referee, when you are at Registration, remember to stop by and get your "Official Shirt."
From Ken Rodd:
"Krazy Flats Saloon opens for business on Monday - Limited Special Edition Krazy Flats Koozies available this year = come get yours early"