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Thank you!

Above and Beyond! 

We are beyond ecstatic to announce that our 21st Annual Chili Cookoff was an absolute triumph! The weather was perfect, the chili flowed, and our record-breaking attendees couldn’t have been more generous or excited to participate in this fantastic event. From the people who work their family vacations around our event to the first-timers, we are incredibly humbled and thankful that 21 Chili Cookoffs later, you all are just as excited about attending as we are putting it on! 

Each year, in addition to some good family fun, we have a charitable aspect, and this year, our cause hits close to home. We are supporting our Cross Rental Manager, Benji Palmer’s son Graham. Graham was born with a rare genetic disorder, Norrie’s Syndrome. Norrie’s is a disease that affects only a small percentage of blind individuals; with ultimately becoming deaf as well as blind, we want to help Graham create as many unforgettable memories as he can. . When asked what he dreamed of doing, a father-and-son cruise was on his list! This request came with Benji, unfortunately missing out on the last family cruise, and we will make sure it doesn’t happen again! We are incredibly honored to announce we are surpassing our goal thanks to the generosity of our entire BURGUNDY FAMILY! We can’t thank you all enough!

Benji and Graham

The people might have came for the chili, but here at ۽, that isn’t all we provided for family fun. We had a fantastic cheer performance by Envy Cheer, who also gracefully donated their bounce houses, so kids of all ages got to show off their skills in the air. The Reed Family donated some high-end bourbon and offered a bourbon lounge that allowed people to sample the finer liquids of life. Then, along with ۽ providing yard games and other activities, we had the “game” on a large LED wall for all.

2023 Winners2023 Showmanship Team Winners
2023 Winners PeoplesChoice
2023 Winner with Trophy

Finally, the winners! What a turnout we had, with 15 chili teams and many returning champions all battling for the coveted Best Chili Trophy! Along with Best Chili, we offer two awards voted on by the people who attend our Chili Cookoff: the People’s Choice for best tasting chili and Showmanship, which is given to the team who best delivers their chili to the judges while adding a little flair, might be a video, dance, or this year bringing in our local fire department’s firetruck everyone is voted on. This year’s People’s Choice winner is Meat & Gravy with head chef Paden Lake. The Winner of Showmanship was none other than our ۽ Sales team, which our VP of Sales Gary Scott rolled up in a Coppell Firetruck to put out the little “fireball.” The Best Chili Winner was the ETS Chili Team with head chef Scott deMarrais!

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 21st Chili Cookoff so much fun and a fantastic success, and we can’t wait for number 22!

A BIG Thank You to Our Sponsors


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