From Earl "WHO" Gorham:
Magnolia is having it's first CASI cookoff in conjunction with their Downtown Christmas Festival this Saturday the 12th.
Come out and help make this a successful event.
Piney Woods Pod will be helping with the cookoff by running the judging for them.
The Chamber expects a large turnout so if you have some throwdown chili please bring it with you.
The cookoff will be held in the parking lot of the Library downtown along with the vendors for the festival.
The parade will end near the cookoff and the crowd will be coming right down the street in front of the cookoff to get to the skating rink at the Magnolia RR Depot and the festivities at the community center next door.
The city asks that cooks use discretion with their alcohol as this is a family event please use mugs or glasses for your beer.
The road in front of the library along the RR tracks will be closed to traffic early but the side road ( Buddy Riley Rd ) will be open till around ten but the cooks will be allowed access until 12.00 after that they will have to carry their gear in.
But there will be Student volunteers on golf carts to shuttle you and your gear into the cookoff and back to the parkig area beside the Blue Iguana Mexican Restaraunt.
Turn in time is 2:00PM for Chili. and Show is 11:30 til 1:30
To get there from downtown take I-45 north past the Woodlands to highway 242and exit. Then turn left onto 242 and follow it to FM1488 and turn left on 1488. Follow 1488 into Magnolia as you come into Magnolia Buddy Riley Rd will veer off to the left.
Take this to the cookoff site.
From the Northwest side take Highway 249 through Tomball to Pinehurst. At Pinehurst 249 becomes FM 1774 and runs into downtown Magnolia. Buddy Riley will cross 1774 so turn right and cross the tracks to the cookoff site. After 10:00 you will have to go past Buddy Riley to FM 1488 turn right and go to Buddy Riley turn right and come back to the cookoff site. There are a couple of side roads, but I don't know their names so I will not try to tell you that way so I don't get you lost.
I will have my cell phone with me to help any who get lost or turned around (713-724-5736).
I ask everyone to be patient with these people as it is their first cookoff and they have to deal with the city and the chamber of commerce and they are all still learning.
Hope to see ya'll there
From Tammie Wooster:
Wichita Falls Elks Lodge Results
Saturday, Dec 5th - Sweetheart Cookoff
1. Dennis Jackson
2. Stephanie Brockman
3. Gary Brignon
4. Kenneth Hoefpner
5. Bob Luney
6. Shirley Smith
7. Tammie Wooster
8. Terry Graves
9. David (Budda) Manske
10. Judy Walker
1. Don Walker
2. Renee Jackson
3. Cindy Noe
1. Bob Luney
2. Stephanie Brockman
3. Gary Brignon
Sunday, Dec 6th - ENF Fund
1. Tammie Wooster
2. Dennis Jackson
3. Ray Charboneau
4. Glyn Gaines - Go Dad!
5. Jon Reese
6. Barry Thompson
7. Kyle Adams
8. Shirley Smith
9. Stephanie Brockman
10. Clint Wooster - San Antonio Tx
1. Don Walker
From Jim Ezell, Sponsor Chair :
Below is a thank you note from Christine with Woodbridge. Once again I want to thank the Board and membership for showing our sponsors the warmth and hospitality that comes naturally to our organization. Without that, we could not retain this important corporate support.
I will work on ideas to promote our winner to sponsor related functions.
Thank you to all the CASI execs and members for your wonderful hospitality and your appreciation of our sponsorship. You all make TICC a very special event that I truly look forward to all year. I can't wait to return again next November.
I hope you'll be able to make it out to Woodbridge for our cookoff some time. This year I believe it is going to be Saturday, October 16. We would love to return your hospitality!
Associate Marketing Manager
Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi
Constellation Wines U.S.
NOTE: Do not contact our sponsors directly, but contact Jim and let him work with the sponsors and get their promotion of your event. Please remember that there is a Policy for contacting sponsors. You can find it on our web page (http://www.chili.org/) in the Resource Center.
Some Information from Kathy Autin:
If you know any woman currently undergoing Chemo, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - 1 time per month for 4 months while she is in treatment.
All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. http://www.cleaningforareason.org/
Please pass this information on to bless a woman going through cancer treatment.
This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547 partners to help these women. It's our job to pass the word and let them know that there are people out there that care. Be a blessing to someone and pass this information along.
It is Wednesday and time for me to highlight the CCOs scheduled for this weekend.
Dec 12, 2009-001 - Temple, TX CASI. H-E-B # 1 2nd Annual Chili Cook Off H-E-B #1 Temple is a one day cook off held in the parking lot of H- E-B located at 1 West Adams and North 2nd Street. Plenty of room for RV parking NO HOOK UPS! Entry fee is $18.00. Turn in time 2pm. CHILI GRIND ONLY! Charity TBA! Also plenty of room for ezee ups! Please see next day cook off for addional information. Also please keep all alcohol discreetly covered.For any further questions or imformation contact Donna Conrad at Dangergail@aol.com or (254)486-9206 H-E-B#1&2Temple were both very impressed & excited with what happened last year with their cook offs..so let's give H-E-B back a little bit of what they have given to CASI and show them a GREAT turn out!
Dec 12, 2009-002 - Irving, TX CASI. 21st Annual Irving Elk's PER CCO Held at Irving Elks, 2015 Britian Rd. Formerly sponsored by the Irving Elks Does, now sponsored by Irving Elks Past Exalted Rulers, Corporate sponsor for CASI. Entry fee $20 turn-in 2 PM. Beans $5, turn-in 12:30 PM, 100% payback. Elks division, $15 entry, free if participating in CASI division. Friday nights cooks party, turkey and dressing & ham furnished by Lodge. Please bring covered dish. Raffle, silent auction, live band entertainment. Plenty of judges guaranteed. Plenty of parking, limited RV hookups. First come, first served, $5 per night. Proceeds to Elks charities. Info call lodge 972-579-0005, email@example.com or call Horace Jones 972-986-5609. Make checks payable to Irving Elks, 2015 N Britian Rd, Irving TX 75061. Cooks choice chili grind or cubed meat. See cookoff next day.
Dec 12, 2009-003 - Magnolia, TX CASI. Magnolia Hometown Chili Cook Off Held in downtown Magnolia. Entry fee $20 turn-in 2 PM. Make check payable to Magnolis Area Chamber of Commerce. Contact Gari Lynn Hessong firstname.lastname@example.org 281-386-7750.
Dec 12, 2009-004 - New River, AZ CASI. Gavilan Peak Chili CCO. Gavilan Peak Sports Bar & Grill. Held at 46639 N Black Canyon Hwy. 20 minutes North of I-101 on I-17 Take New River exit turn East 1/4 mile to frontage road. Proceed South on frontage road 1/4 mile. Cooks meeting 9:30 AM, Salsa turn- in 11 AM, Green chili turn-in Noon. CASI chili turn-in 2 PM. Peoples choice all day. Benefits Bikers Against Child Abuse. RV parking no hookups. Contact Sharren Christopherson 602-819- 3264, Mike Thomas 623-465-1020. email@example.com, 623-742-6476. Make checks payable to CASA. Grade A meat required.
Dec 12, 2009-005 - McQueeney, TX CASI. Family Tradition Annual Cookoff. Held at 3420 FM 78. Take I-10 East from San Antonio, exit FM 125. Take left under I-10, stay on 725 til dead ends at FM 78, take right on 78, cross Guadalupe River then RR tracks. Family Tradition is on the left. Entry fee $20 turn-in 2 PM. Benefits Guadalupe County Advocacy Center. CHILI GRIND ONLY. Contact Kaci Ridgeway 830-305-0679.
Dec 13, 2009-001 - Temple, TX CASI. H-E-B #2 2nd Annual Cook Off H-E-B #2 ia a 1 day only Cook of located at 31st Street and Market Loop in Temple,Texas.Held in the parking lot of H-E-B plenty of room for RV PARKING! SORRY NO HOOK UPS! Ezee ups welcome! Entry fee $18.00. Turn in time 2 p.m. CHILI GRIND ONLY! Charity TBA. Please be veary discreet when drinking alcohol and keep it in a cup or other container. Thank you. For any further question or information contact Donna Conrad at Dangergail@aol.com or (254) 486-9206 Last year H-E-B was VERY IMPRESSED with their 1st cook off and are looking forwad to this one as in the other Temple store so lets not let them down and give H-E-B a little back of what they have given to CASI!
Dec 13, 2009-002 - Irving, TX CASI. 2nd Chance Sunday After CCO At Irving Elks 2015 N Britian Rd. Benefits Elks Charities. Entry fee $15 turn-in Noon. Cut or grind. Contact Horace Jones 972- 579-0005, or 972-986-5609. See cookoff previous day. Hamburgers available/bloody marys.