A couple of weeks ago, I put a request for help on Janice's Blog for volunteers to send the CASI press release to newspapers in their local area - as we know, some cities have smaller papers often looking for items to put in. Only one person from North Texas responded. Really kinda sad in a way.
Roger and I will start getting them out -
David Richardson is sending out the radio Spot announcements to over 100 stations in New Mexico and in Texas as he has done for the past two years - This is a lot of work so do thank him when you see him at TICC.
I have been sending out the military spot announcements and press releases to citdies/towns around military bases located in New Mexico and West Texas. Also sent the press release to some American Legions, VFW and Elks lodges around military bases in Texas/New Mexico.
From Rick Sievering:
From Darin Jester:
To start off the new Chili year in Indiana, come on out to the "Chilifest" held at Headwaters Park, 333 S Clinton, Ft. Wayne, Indiana in the West Pavilion. Benefits American Cancer Society. Entry fee $25, covers all entries. Turn-in Noon. Make checks payable to Chilifest. Contact Bob Anweiler at email@example.com. 260-418-2170. Open divisions: Red, White, Verde. Salsa, Showmanship. Plan on preparing at least 5 Gallons of chili for the public tasting Gates open at 12n. Chili tasting 12n-5pm. Rocktoberfest After Party 5pm - ????? Live Music, Food, & Fun! No one under 21 admitted without a parent. See web http://www.chilifestfortwayne.com/.
Today is the last day of the 2008-2009 Chili Year. There are 2 CCOs this evening. One is in Garland, TX and the other is in Dickinson, TX. The information for these CCOs is below. Even if you are qualified, we need to support these 2 CCOs so that there are enough cookers to make them sanctioned.
Sep 30, 2009-001 - Garland, TX CASI. Garland Elks 2009 Last Chance CCO Held at Garland Duck Creek Lodge, 3825 Duck Creek Drive. Cross street is Centerville and Duck Creek. Last chance cookoff for those of you that still want to go to Terlingua. No frills. GRIND ONLY. Just cook , turn-in and hope you are one of the lucky 10 to get points. Chili entry $20 with 8 PM turn in. Such a bargain at such a low price. Make check payable to Garland Elks Lodge. CCO is for their children's charities. Info contact Dave Hewlett 214-695-3806 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sep 30, 2009-002 - Dickinson, TX CASI. Blast Off to the Very Last Chance CCO- Held at Chuck and Dorothy Spishock- 6505 Jeffery CASI-Chili Grind Only Turn-in: 8:00PM. Entry: $18.00 RV Parking No Hook- ups Charities TBAACO. Contact Chuck @ email@example.com or Chuck 281-802-7034 or Dorothy 713-724-4059.