I've Got Zak's Back
1st Place Green -
1st Place Showmanship
- 5th Place Red
Colorado spring day in the 70's made for great chili
tasting weather at this event which benefited the
Zak Kissel Fund. Held Saturday May 19th, this
"Event from the Heart" brought hundreds of people,
young and old out to enjoy the day's festivities.
The sound of live music was shared
with the aroma of Cumin, Onion, Garlic, Chili Powder
and all of the other things that make up Texas Red
and Green Chili.
With a Silent Auction, Family Bike
Ride, 25 mile Bike Ride (for the serious peddler,
and Kids activities, there was something for
everyone. The event was held at Lefthand
Brewery, one of the premier "microbrew" breweries in
the country. The Chili Cookoff and other
events brought hundreds of hungry spectators to this
beautiful Colorado setting.
The Chili Cooks and all of the
Volunteers were treated to "complementary" pints
from the onsite brew pub. Many a cook took
advantage of this. In fact after the event was
over, the owners extended the "cooks special" into
By mid-day, the attendees from all
over enjoyed and devoured the selections of red and
green chili and ensured that even the largest of
chili pots were bone dry.
Steve Lee and his Warriors of the
Crimson Pepper claimed the Showmanship Crown for the
day. Steve also picked up a first place win in
the Green Chili Category.
Lyman Wilkinson, The Colorado Pods
own Great Pepper, picked up a 3rd place win.
His wife Linda took 4th, Son in Law Robert took 2nd
and his daughter Christi took home 1st Place.
Hey Lyman - Want to let us in on what
the family secret is?
For a slideshow of this wonderful event, press on
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