Franklin Tomorrow’s 12th annual Chili Cook-off is set for Saturday, Oct. 25, on Third Avenue North between Bridge Street and the Franklin Public Square as part of the Downtown Franklin Association’s annual Pumpkinfest.
Darrell Waltrip Automotive is once again a co-presenting sponsor for the event, being joined this year by Landmark Bank. The Hard Bargain Association is a featured nonprofit partner in this year’s event.
Teams ready to compete for the coveted People’s Choice and Judges’ Choice Awards, as well as Best Booth Décor, include Granite City Food & Brewery; My Friend’s House; Franklin Noon Rotary BBQ Society; Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant; Circa Grill of Thompson’s Station; Fountains of Franklin; Franklin Firefighters Association; Big Shake’s Hot Chicken; Brian Irvin’s Nailed it Chili; 101st Airborne, Franklin’s Adopted Sons Bulldog Chili; Corner Pub Franklin; Father-Son Bowl…of Chili; Franklin City Club; and Culver’s of Franklin.
Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 3:30 p.m. or the chili runs out! Beer from Granite City Food & Brewery will also be available for purchase under the food tent at the event, which will be located on Third Avenue North between Bridge Street and the Historic Public Square.
Each $10 tasting tray will contain two-ounce samplings from each of the teams. A ticket for voting accompanies every tray. Hot dogs will be available for sale, as well as drinks and chips.
Other sponsors include: ATMOS Energy, Kathie Moore Crye-Leike REALTORS, and Buerger Moseley Carson PLC.
Cheering us on are sponsors: Taylor Made Smiles; Kim Helper, 21st Judicial District Attorney General; Deana Hood, Attorney at Law; Judy A. Oxford, Attorney at Law; State Sen. Jack Johnson; State Rep. Charles Sargent; State Rep. Glen Casada; Five Points Roofing & Construction; The TMA Group; and LeAnne Constantine Real Estate, ReMax Elite REALTORS.
2013 Chili Cook-off set for Third Avenue South during Pumpkinfest
14 teams line up for competition
Franklin Tomorrow’s 11th annual Chili Cook-off is set for Saturday, Oct. 26,on Third Avenue South between Franklin City Hall and the Historic Courthouse.
Darrell Waltrip Automotive is once again a co-presenting sponsor for the event, which will feature 12 teams vying for the coveted People’s Choice and Judges’ Choice Awards, as well as Best Booth Decor.
Teams ready to compete include Merridee’s Breadbasket; Clark Shelton for McCreary’s; Bob Parks Realty; Franklin City Club; Culver’s of Franklin; Franklin Firefighters Local 3758; Zolo’s Italian Restaurant; YOUR Williamson Magazine; 101st Airborne, 327th Battalion Bulldogs; Corner Pub of Franklin; Kimbro’s Restaurant; My Friend’s House; Brian Irvin for Team Transformations; and Franklin Noon Rotary BBQ Society.
Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. or the chili runs out! Beer will also be available under the food tent at the event, which is again located on Third Avenue South between the Historic Courthouse and Franklin City Hall.
Each tasting tray will contain 12, two-ounce samplings from the teams. A ticket for voting accompanies every tray. Hot dogs cooked by the volunteers from ATMOS Energy will be available, as well as drinks and chips and perhaps even dessert.
Other sponsors include First State Bank and Bob Parks Realty. Making an investment as additional sponsors are Taylor Made Smiles; ATMOS Energy; Cathy Marks State Farm Insurance; and Cherie and Dan Hammond.
Cheering us on are sponsors Kathie Moore, Crye-Leike Realtors; Kim Helper, 21st District Attorney General; Deana Hood, Attorney at Law; County Mayor Rogers Anderson; Judy Oxford, Attorney at Law; Rep. Charles Sargent; Rep. Glen Casada; Five Points Roofing & Construction; Savory Spice Shop; Rep. Jeremy Durham; 11th District County Commissioners Brian Beathard & Brandon Ryan; Tom Taylor for General Sessions Judge Committee; The TMA Group; and LeAnne Constantine Real Estate, ReMax Elite; Williamson Source; Williamson Herald; and YOUR Williamson.
Additional sponsorships are available and volunteers are needed to work the event. Sign up as a volunteer at http://www.planetReg.com/ChiliCookoffVolunteer
The 10th annual Franklin Tomorrow Chili Cook-off, presented by Darrell Waltrip Automotive Group, was held Saturday, Oct. 27, as part of the Heritage Foundation’s annual Pumpkinfest celebration.
The Chili Cook-off featured 12 teams competing for bragging rights in the categories of Judges’ Choice, People’s Choice, and Best Booth Décor in a new area — Third Avenue South between Franklin City Hall and the Historic Courthouse.
Taking the top honors in the coveted People’s Choice Category were the Franklin Firefighters Local 3758, followed by the Franklin City Club and New York Bagel Café and Deli in third place.
Taking the trophy for Best Booth Décor was Bob Parks Realty, followed by Kimbro’ and finally, Franklin City Club.
Teams firing up their chili pots were Merridee’s Breadbasket, New York Bagel Café & Deli, Bob Parks Realty/Burger Up!, Clark Shelton for McCreary’s/MedKinetics, Next Generation of the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County, Zolo’s Italian Restaurant, Culver’s of Franklin, Franklin Firefighters Local 3758, Franklin City Club, The Daily Dish, Kimbro’s, and YOUR Williamson magazine.
Platinum support for the event was provided by Bob Parks Realty, Bell Historic Franklin apartment community and Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corp. Additionally, Atmos Energy and First Farmers Bank were Silver sponsors.
Bronze sponsors included County Mayor Rogers Anderson; state Sen. Jack Johnson; state Rep. Charles Sargent; state Rep. Glen Casada; Kathie Moore, Crye-Leike Realtors; Alday Communications; Five Points Roofing; FirstState Bank; Brian & Lisa Beathard; The Frothy Monkey; District Attorney General Kim Helper; Brentwood Pediatrics; Judy A. Oxford, Attorney at Law; and The TMA Group.
In-kind sponsors included the Williamson Herald; Barge, Waggoner, Sumner & Cannon; O’More College of Design; and YOUR Williamson magazine.
Franklin Tomorrow is a community visioning non-profit that seeks to engage the community, foster collaboration and advocate for a shared vision for the future of Franklin. Learn more at our Web site, www.franklintomorrow.org or call 794-0998.