15TH ANNUAL EAST TEXAS OILMEN’S CHILI COOK-OFF
Thursday, November 8, 2007
You are invited to participate!!
The 15th Annual East Texas Oilmen’s Chili Cook-off will be held Thursday, November 8, 2007, at the World’s Richest Acre Park, on Commerce Street, in Downtown Kilgore, TX. The competition features energy industry related companies cooking at least 50 lbs. of chili, and will award prizes for the top 5 judged chilies, for the Peoples Choice, and Showmanship.
We will be accepting a $5.00 donation for the “Night Before” set up event. This tasting event has come to be a tremendous success for the cook teams, and we believe will provide an additional opportunity to raise funds for the Crisis Center. Wristbands that are supplied to the cook teams will be good for both days. Cook teams will have the opportunity to purchase a limited number of wristbands for $5.00 that will be good on Wednesday night and Thursday. As in the past, we will not make this a public event, but one that is only open to cook teams and their invited guests. Thanks for your help in this matter. Also remember to remind your team about the parking situation in downtown Kilgore.
The public is invited to join the fun and tasting at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, November 1, 2007. Wristbands will be available for $5.00 that will allow one person to sample all of the chili. Drinks will also be available for a donation to the Crisis Center. The wristband will also give one person 5 votes in the people’s choice competition.
All proceeds from this event will benefit The CRISIS CENTER, with offices in Kilgore, Henderson, Marshall, and Carthage.
East Texas Oilmen’s Chili Association Committee
903/984-3093 Leo Lowery
CRISIS CENTER in KILGORE Nancy Lofton or Brenda Allums 903/984-3019
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provide assistance to victims of family violence, sexual abuse, and other
violent crimes, and to provide the public with information, education, and
prevention programs concerning these issues.
The evening before consists of setting up camp. A portion of Commerce Street, also known as The World's Richest Acre, is blocked off for the event. The festival staff are there to assist in anyway from directing the individuals to their camp site to a fork lift placing the equipment trailers just so. It is quite an effort to pull off an event like this and it’s great that they are there. There is generally a live band to liven the night. One should be able to find all sorts of treats to eat and drink. There will be dancing and having fun. If you go back to the Texas Flag 05,06, there are pictures of past years event which would give you an idea of what happens. BP's camp will have tamales for dinner the evening before. This also is a great opportunity for BP to come out and see what the activity is all about and partake in it they will. There will be food and drink. Other camps will have various menus. It's always greasy and good.
The day of the chili cook,
Thursday, BP America will be there by 6:00am to have breakfast ready for the
teams when they arrive. Taquitos will be on the menu. Also VR’s
River Coffee. Then the chili. Everyone has to start from
scratch. The chili will be judged, then there is popular vote,
and another for showmanship. After the judging cup of chili goes out,
BP America serves hot dogs with all the trimming until it is all gone.
UNTIL NEXT YEAR