FLAGSTAFF BACK TO BACK COOKOFFS - JUNE 14 & 15, 2014
June 14 and 15, 2014 are the dates for the Flagstaff Chili Festival in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona. Nestled at the base of Mars Hill in Flagstaff, we will be cooking and having a good time in Thorpe Park, site of the cookoff for many years. Saturday is the 31st Annual Route 66 Regional Chili Cookoff and Sunday will be the 43rd Annual Arizona State Championship Cookoff. Cooks and Judges dinner on Friday night at 6:30 at Granny’s Closet restaurant. Yes, someone in the booth still has to have a food handlers card and yes, you still have to bring weights for your tent and set up a wash station. It has yet to be a big deal, our health department is pretty cooperative, as long as you are trying. Prizes and money for 1st, 2nd and 3rd each day for Red Chili, Chili Verde and Salsa, plus 1st place PC chili each day. $100 for best new cook on Saturday. Route 66 Red Chili Winner on Saturday gets the famous Gas Pump Trophy! We’d love to have you come visit us in Flagstaff for a great weekend in the pines! Any questions, please contact Paul Whitney at 928-853-1161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The 5th Annual
New York City Chili Cookoff
With official ICS Sanctioning, Chili is back on Center Street for the fifth year running! So make sure you save the date!
Competition forms are now available.
The 5th Annual Regional
NYC Chili Cookoff
April 26, 2014
Sanctioned by the
International Chili Society
Save the Date!
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Judging and Contestant
forms are available now! Click below:
ICS COOK, GEORGE MCMINN, PASSES AWAY
DECATUR — George Brunk McMinn, 74, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at his home in Decatur Illinois Saturday, January 4, 2014.
George was a local, regional and nationally ranked chef of Chili and Salsas, traveling to competitions all over the United States to present his secret recipes, which will forever remain secret as he never divulged them, even to his children.
There will be no funeral or immediate Memorial Service. However, there will be a social event to remember and celebrate George, to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Police Benevolent and Protective Association of Decatur, Unit 39, or Camp Ondessonk, Ozark, IL.
Condolences may be left to the family at www.brintlingerandearl.com.
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Lake Havasu Boat Show and Chili Cook-off
April 12, 2014
As you can see on the flyer, we have confirmed fantastic prize money for this cook-off and hope to raise the people’s choice awards even more as we receive additional donations.
If you go to the below link and select the DO/EAT/STAY tab, there is a list of special rate hotels if you mention you are with the boat show. We’ll provide additional hotel rates and RV park information as the date gets closer.
Dennis and Allene Macklin, Firefrog70@gmail.com, 928-566-1336
Our card may not have reached everyone via email so we are posting it here to pass on our Christmas Wish to you all!!
Carol and Vickie
We’re so sad to report that Leah Wieland passed away on December 23rd. Leah battled cancer for the past few years. She and late husband, Fred, were longtime members of the ICS and served as Chief Judge and Chief Scorekeeper for the World’s Championship Chili Cookoff until retiring in 2007.
Leah had requested no memorial service. Condolences can be sent to the family at this address: Ramona and Ralph Inman, 40548 Calle Katerine, Temecula CA 92591.
NEW ENGLAND WOMEN’S INVITATIONAL CHILI COOKOFF - JANUARY 18, 2014
Many of you have heard about it and 40 of you signed up in only 11 days…the New England Regional Women’s Invitational is less than a month away.
ALL male cooks will be dressed as….WOMEN. It should be a fun day to benefit a wonderful woman that is a Marine widow and …she has stage 4 cancer.
While we can take no more cooks, if you’d like to join the fun, you can go to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/1434112863466818/
Thanks and have a very Merry Christmas from New England.
Kat and Michael Freedman
NOTE FROM COOKOFF CHAIR OF THE LAUGHLIN COOKOFFS
Merry Christmas Chiliheads!
I can’t believe I’m even saying that!!! This year has gone by so fast.
I’m sure its just me. Getting old does that to ya.
Would you believe back in 1995 we started the Laughlin Cookoff??
Many of you were there for the very first one. Just because Harry & Isabella
wanted to have Big, Crazy & Fun 50th Wedding Anniversary…….boy, did we ever.
Thank You Baby J for having fun parents.
A couple of years later we found that great band (thanks to the Beaty’s)
& we all were up on the dance floor. I’m sure you remember that!!!!!
We went from the dancing to having scotter races. WOW! By the way,
I never cheated on any one race but Patty did!!!!!
Tell me, Bob Dyer, what year was it that the cooks brought the Pickett
signs???? Something you all should do to Bob Plager next year. Is it that
name BOB????? Maybe we all should change our name to BOB.
What ever happened to Elvis???? We had a good time with our Elvis. I
know Patty had him singing at her sister’s baby shower while the coo off
was going on. That was the funniest baby shower I ever experienced.
Do you remember the year the Fire Dept. showed up??? Patty & I got scared
real quick. I found Fred Wieland & told him to handle the problem. He came
back to us in a few minutes & informed us they were there for BREAKFAST.
REALLY???? On the way out they ran into the Portal.
I could go on & on about the WEATHER stories & I’m sure you have some
some good ones too. MAYBE YOU SHOULD THEM THIS YEAR.
I’m sure you all know that we have the BEST Host EVER!!!!
She works very hard to make your cookoff one of the Better ones.
One last thing, THE DONOVAN’S will be with us this year!!!!! You know what
that means!!!! Y M C A! Get your dancing shows on!!!! I must say Mike Ford
does that dance very well.
See you all soon,
Couple of our members getting into the spirit of the season!