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