No way to say no to all you can eat chili

Great turnout at 3rd annual Classic Chevrolet chili cook off

In the name of charity benefitting the Sugar Land police, the 3rd Annual Classic Chevrolet Chili Cook Off last Thursday was characteristic of the Don Kirkstetter owned dealership’s mantra— relax and enjoy the difference.  Those attending sampled this one, that one, the hot, sweet and non-traditional, the best chili’s in Fort Bend County. And who didn’t notice Jim Kij dancing to “Tighten Up” with that featured live performance by R&B musician Archie Bell? Some boomers will remember the Atlantic Records hit topped the pop charts back in 1968, when Archie Bell did it with the Drells.

“It really was a fun time and we’re just glad we were able to do that,” said Classic Chevrolet’s General Manager Mark Kolon. The monies benefitting the local police fund will soon be announced for the third round of the dealership’s all expense paid gathering about chili, friends and fun.

Who proved to have the top of the best chili in those 3 gallon tubs?  Here are the top winning categories of the 2013 Winners of the Classic Chevy Chili Challenge.

• Crowd Favorite – Sugar Land Exchange
• Best Booth – Fort Bend Hispanic Heritage Forum
• Texas Style – Fort Bend Regional Council on Substance Abuse
• Spicy – Dr. Stacey Croft
• Bean – Fort Bend Woman’s Center
• Specialty – GM Financial

A fun, family joins Classic Chevrolet owner Don Kerstetter at the popular chil cook off. (l-r Jacob Horton, Ashley, Rebecca and Ulises Duran, and Kerstetter)

These two Missouri City police officers, the one with the spoon is Lt. Pat Poulton and the one with the hairy cap, Capt. Lance Bothell, were considered a favorite spot by those sampling their chili.

Judges Jacquie Baly Chaumette and Tom Hayes had a tough time with all the great entries of the 3rd Annual Classic Chevrolet Chili Cook Off, but it was fun!

Visiting from Lafayette, Don McCoy shared his brand of chili (it had penne pasta) with Sugar Land councilmember Harish Jajoo at last week’s chili cook off benefitting the Sugar Land Police fund.

Jake Messinger visits with Community Relations Director Rachel Dietrich and Executive Director Jeri Krauss of Emeritus of Sugar Land, all of whom were lending their support to the chili cook off fundraiser.

Who’s the guy in the mask? Jim Kij mans the Exchange Club of Sugar Land visited by another Exchange Club member, Dorothy Nall, of the Fort Bend Chapter, both adding that bit of fun to the Classic Chevrolet Chili Cook Off.

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