From Terry Jones:
The official CASI headquarters will be at the Hampton Inn Oceanfront in Myrtle Beach, SC. www.hamptoninnoceanfront.com. I have blocked 20 rooms for CASI and FAME at the rate of $159 per night, first come first served. The hotel is completely sold out through April 28th.
Our downtown will be alive that weekend as we join with the Chamber, the City and the downtown merchants to bring a music festival and other galas to celebrate the gateway to our May festivals. The Hampton will fill the remaining rooms long before our event so we need to make reservations early. Our host is General Manager Tom Moore and his assistant Nancy Lee. They have earned many awards in our hospitality community and are consummate hosts. I guarantee that you will be warmly received. I will also make special arrangements with KOA Campgrounds for the campers and RVers in your pods.
Our 2011 web site will be up and running soon.
Thank you all so much for making this happen.
Founder, Myrtle Beach FAME Festival
CASI Life Member #318
Note: This CCO is April 30It is Wednesday and time to post the CCOs for this weekend.
Jan 29, 2011-001 - Houston, TX CASI. Cy-Fair Go-Texas BBQ & Chili CCO. Held at Traders Village, 7979 N Eldridge Rd. Phone 281-890-5500. email@example.com Entry fee $20 turn-in 2 PM. Make checks payable to HLSR. Contact Greg Knox 281-932-6790 email gknox @newmarkhomes.com. Benefits the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. CHILI GRIND ONLY.
Jan 29, 2011-002 - West, TX CASI. 1st Annual Tokio Store Cookoff. Held at Tokio Store 343 Tokio Loope. Turn in 2 pm. Entry fee $18.00 CHILI GRIND ONLY. Plenty of RV parking NO HOOK UPS! This is a unqiue little place you just have to come out and see! They have a Grill and a little shop so bring extra spending money! For more information contact Dianne Stimson 254-855- 2767 or Winksintexas@aol.com.
Jan 29, 2011-003 - San Miguel deAllende GU CASI. Guanajuato International Cookoff. Held at Hotel Real De Minas, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, MX see Sanmiguelinformation.blogspot. com. Entry fee $35 turn-in 12:30 PM. Make checks payable to San Miguel Community Foundation, note chili cookoff on check. Cooks will be provided with 10 lbs of ground beef, 1 large propane tank & burner, tent, table & large pot (if need for peoples choice) if pre-registered by January 11th. Also, charro beans & margarita contest. For entry forms go to chiliandcharros.com. Contact Cynthia Gill 4510 Honeywood Ct, Houston TX 77059. firstname.lastname@example.org Benefits Centro de Crecimiento. Chili Grind Only.
Jan 29, 2011-004 - Sattler, TX CASI. 19th Super Bowl of Chili Cookoffs Cancelled.
Jan 29, 2011-005 - Fort Worth, TX CASI. 3rd Annual Rahr & Son's Brewery CCO Held at the Rahr & Son's Brewery, 701 Galveston Avenue, Chili grind or ground meat only. Entry fee $18 turn-in 2:00 p.m. No motor homes or RVs - tailgate cooking only - small parking lot - cooks area. Ride Sharing-car pooling is recommended and appreciated. Check www.rahrbrewery.com for directions and more information about this award-winning brewery Charity is the Tarrant Area Food Bank. For details contact Ron Barnes at Ratchili@tx.rr.com.
Jan 29, 2011-006 - New River, AZ CASI. RoadRunner Chili Cookoff and Arizona State Jalapeno Eating Contest. Held at Roadrunner Steak House 20 minutes N of I-101 on I- 17. Take New River exit, turn east 1/4 mile to frontage rd, proceed N on frontage Rd 1/4 mile. Benefits New River Kiwanis. Entry fee $15, $10 if cooking peoples choice. Turn-in 2 PM. Salsa turn- in 11 AM, Green chili turn-in Noon. Make checks payable to CASA. Contact Sharren Christopherson 623-742-6476, 602-819-3264. email@example.com. RV parking no hookups.
Jan 29, 2011-007 - Amarillo, TX CASI. Rolling Hills Riding Club CCO 5901 Sierra Hills Road. Bring throw down chili, and lets support this newly sanctioned CCO. Entry fee $25 turn-in 2 PM. Make checks payable to Rolling Hills Riding Club. Contact Shelly Thompson 806-336-0567.
Jan 29, 2011-008 - Blowing Rock, NC CASI. Blowing Rock Winterfest CCO Cookoff to benefit the Blowing Rock Historical Society. Held at Blowing Rock Elementary School, 165 Morris Street. Indoor event, no need for tents bring tables if you can, use small gas cans. Open and CASI chili will be judged. Turn-in for open is 11:00 am, CASI turn in is 1:00. Pre- registration deadline is January 1, 2011. Entry fee is $15 open/ $20 CASI before January 1, $25 open/$20 CASI after January 1. Meat is cook's choice. Open chili may be made at home, cash prizes awarded for open chili. This event draws a HUGE crowd, so please make lots of extra chili for the public. Make checks payable to Piedmont Pepper Pod, and send them to Adrienne Grant, 4105 Casa Street, Durham, NC 27704 by January 1. Check www.ncchili.com for more information/entry form as it comes available, or contact Adrienne Grant, 919-604-5262 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!
Jan 30, 2011-001 - West, TX CASI. Tokio Store Next Day Cookoff. Held at Tokio Store 343 Tokio Loope. Turn in 1 pm. Entry Fee $18.00 CHILI GRIND ONLY! Plenty of RV parking NO HOOK UPS! This is not your average store....they have a grill, and a gift shop so bring your spending money. For more information contact Dianne Stimson at (254) 855-2767 or at email@example.com
Jan 30, 2011-002 - Sattler TX CASI. Friends of TX State Open Cancelled.