How did famous R&B Musician Archie Bell get a gig judging the best chili in Fort Bend? He says, “I was driving around San Antonio and my car starting acting up. I called my lawyer, David Showalter, and had him set up a meeting for me at Classic Chevrolet.
Over the years I’ve dealt with a lot of people and plenty of dealerships, but there’s no other organization like Classic Chevy. After I met the owner, Don Kerstetter, he made me a deal I just couldn’t refuse on a Chevy Cruze…and that was just the beginning.
He told me about the events they had lined up at Classic Chevy, like signings with J. J. Watt. Don’t get me started on the Texans…if they tighten up I think next year could be our year! I told Don I’d love to get involved with some of their events.
Then he really got me interested in the Chili Cookoff! I’ve been doing this kind of thing for years even when I was performing as Archie Bell and the Drells…and I’m excited to get involved for the Sugar Land Police Department. They asked me to be a judge..and who’s going to say no to chili? ”
Officer Marty Morales says, “We’re very thankful to Don and Classic Chevrolet for hosting this successful event. Last year 1,500 people attended…and we expect even more this year! With the money raised in 2012 we were able to provide scholarship for students from Dulles, Kempner, Clements, and Fort Bend Baptist High schools. Community involvement is a huge part of the Sugar Land Police Department…and it’s a huge part of the culture at Classic Chevy, too!”
More interested in eating than competing? Mark Kolon, General Sales Manager, says, “A $2 donation for admission, benefiting the Police Fund will get you into the event for all the chili you can eat (don’t forget a pocket full of dollars to vote for your favorites!). We’re happy to accept additional donations over the $2 at the door…and all proceeds will go right to the Sugar Land Police.
Any and all expenses for this event are covered by Classic Chevy! They will have a Soliz Casa De Tacos Jalapeno Eating Contest, a Chicken drop, and a Fort Bend Chamber Dunking Booth with some high profile faces to dunk.
Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land is located at 13115 Southwest Freeway.