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Better late than never, we submit the following photo.
This picture was taken during the presentation of a ceremonial check payable to the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation of the donation made possible by Team M&M's extreme efforts to raise money at last year's JDRF Cookoff. Their goal was $25K, and as you can see, they clearly made it. Their hopes are high that this year's cookoff - coming up on August 23rd at Cedar Hall - will be another rousing success.
Congratulations to Tom Stephens from Lockhart for his 1st Place Chili at the VFW Post 8925 Chili Cookoff on July 12th. This win automatically qualified Tom to cook in Terlingua this November. Tom had six points going into this contest and now he's into the double digits at 11. It'll be interesting to see who has the most points at the end of the season. Last year it was Bill Center with a total of 31. Remember, it only takes 9 points to qualify to cook at the Original Terlingua International Chili Championship, affectionately known as Behind the Store.
The full list of winners is posted on the event page. Aside from this picture, there doesn 't appear to be any photographs from the event. If you, or someone you know, took pictures, please send jpeg files to us for immediate posting at email@example.com at your earliest convenience.
We've hit another lull in our summer schedule and won't be firing up the stoves again until July 26th in Canyon Lake at the Dam Red Barn. Lone Star Barbecue Society will be sanctioning the beans and barbecue portion of the program. Reva and Billy Bob Weatherly have been working with this cookoff for a long time, so if you can, please go out and show your support.
We got a note in regards to the raffle they're doing at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Chili & BBQ cookoff on August 23rd at Cedar Hall out in Lockhart. We suspect high interest in the prize...
Tickets are available now through August 23rd. Winner need not be present. The cost: $10/apiece or 6 for $50. Stop by Cedar Hall and pick up a handful, contact Janet Matthews or Sandra Chapman.
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2013 Behind the Store 1st Place Chili Champion
Dave Lazarus from Killeen
2013 Tolbert Ladies State Champion
Nancy Cromer from Fischer, Texas
2014 Tolbert Texas Men's State Champion
Alan Greiner from Round Rock, Texas
2014 Tolbert Texas State Winner
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Well, that's simple. We cook and promote the Official State Dish of Texas: Chili.
We host over 30 chili events per year at a variety of locations, including the Al Hopkins Tolbert Texas State Chili Championship in Lockhart.
Aside from having a lot of fun, we support a long and varied list of charitable causes like Phone Cards for the Troops, the VFW Scholarship Fund, Special Olympics, and Breast Cancer resources to list just a few. Check the Where We've Been and Why We Do It page for beneficiary details for some of the cookoffs.
Most every weekend! Be sure to check the What's Coming Up page for the details on this week's cookoff!
All over Central Texas! For most events we will have a map and/or directions on how to get to the various locations on the Map Page to help you out.