EVEN SPRING SHOWERS COULDN’T COOL SPICY CHILI FES­TI­VAL IN TOM­BALL

Public News (Houston) - - NEWS BRIEFS -

De­spite some sprin­kles, more than 2,300 pep­per lov­ing fes­ti­val go­ers con­verged on the his­toric down­town De­pot in Tom­ball re­cently to sam­ple award win­ning chili and some down home Coun­try mu­sic dur­ing the 4th An­nual Me­mo­rial Day Week­end Chili Chal­lenge.

Three dozen cook teams from across the state gath­ered at the Chili Ap­pre­ci­a­tion So­ci­ety In­ter­na­tional (CASI) sanc­tioned event to com­pete for points and the ti­tle of “Best Chili in Tom­ball”. Top honor in the lo­cal busi­ness chili di­vi­sion went to new-com­ers, Cy­press Creek Pest Con­trol, while Com­mu­nity Bank of Texas took the ti­tle of “Best Mar­garita in Tom­ball” at the mar­garita pour-off.

First place in the new Ju­nior Chili Di­vi­sion went to 12-yearold Cameron Cook, a stu­dent at Northpointe In­ter­me­di­ate School.

In ad­di­tion to tro­phies, CASI cook­ers who placed were awarded points to­ward an in­vi­ta­tion to their in­ter­na­tional chili cook-off in Ter­lin­gua, Texas later this year.

Pro­ceeds from the Me­mo­rial Day Week­end Chili Chal­lenge will be do­nated by the Piney Woods Pod of CASI to Tom­ball Christ­mas Char­i­ties – a group of area churches car­ing for the needy dur­ing the hol­i­days.

Tom­ball is 28 miles north­west of down­town Hous­ton on SH 249 at FM 2920. For more in­for­ma­tion about Tom­ball, please call 281-351-5484 or visit tomballtx.gov. “Like” Tom­ball on Face­book at “Tom­ball Texan For Fun”.

KATE ARNOLD AND ERIC BEASLEY OF CY­PRESS CREEK PEST CON­TROL TOOK HOME THE TI­TLE OF “BEST CHILI IN TOM­BALL” FOR THEIR BUSI­NESS DI­VI­SION EN­TRY IN THE RE­CENT “ME­MO­RIAL DAY WEEK­END CHILI CHAL­LENGE”.

TWELVE-YEAR-OLD CAMERON COOK FROM NORTHPOINTE IN­TER­ME­DI­ATE SCHOOL WON FIRST PLACE IN THE JU­NIOR DI­VI­SION OF THE RE­CENT “ME­MO­RIAL DAY WEEK­END CHILI CHAL­LENGE” IN TOM­BALL.

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