Ricky Mitch was the Texas Open Champion. He is a new cook and this was his first open. He had only cooked 5 times. Way to go Ricky! Below is his picture courtesy of Larry Walton.
From Jim Ezell:
Here are some CASI Woodbridge displays at Albertsons Stores!
From Lee Kroencke:
Congratulations to all the participants and the 2012 Kansas State Open Chili Champions.
Colleen Lintner, Shawnee, KS -2012 Kansas State Open Women's Champion
Jeff Gadt, Overland Park, KS - 2012 Kansas State Open Men's Champion
Sydney Reynolds, Kansas City, KS - Kansas State Open Junior Champion
Thanks to the many volunteers, cooks, friends, and CASI family who make us proud.
A special thanks to VFW Post # 846, Overland Park, KS, for your service to our country, and your warm hospitality.
And to our judges, we thank you one and all.
Your love of chili, charity, and fun make it all possible, and you are greatly appreciated.
From Ron Barnes:
Attention chili and bean cooks! The March 3rd Irving Elk's Lodge Chili Cookoff WILL have a bean competition. Entry fee is $5, turn-in is Noon and it is 100% payback. We will also have an Elk's division (for bragging rights) that is free to enter if you are an active Elk and are cooking in the CASI division. Entry is $15 if you are not cooking CASI. Thanks and hope to see you there!