Second Annual Chili Cook Off

Tyler Rotary Club’s 2004 Second Annual Chili Cook-Off was a huge success raising funds for improvements at the St. Louis School, the city’s public school campus for students with learning disabilities, and for the Texas Missions of Mercy, which provides health care to natives in a South American jungle.

Official Results 2004

Chili Winners

  1. Lin Lindsey, Murchison, TX
  2. Stan Moore, New Harmony, TX
  3. Carl Grose, Quinlan, TX
  4. Eric Williams, Terrell, TX
  5. Larry Wampler, Terrell, TX
  6. Jackie Grose, Quinlan, TX
  7. Jean Megason, Hughes Springs, TX
  8. Chuck Darden, Hallsville, TX
  9. Wayne Thompson, Bullard, TX
  10. Rex Jones, Dallas, TX

Showmanship Winners

  1. Larry Wampler, Terrell, TX
  2. Mike Martini, Tyler, TX
  3. Chuck Darden, Hallsville, TX

Fifteen judges made up of local government, education, and media personalities tasted each of the chilis in a blind judging, rating each on a scale of one to ten on its aroma, degree of redness, consistency, taste and after taste.

Sponsors and Supporters

Tyler Rotary Club 2004 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off acknowledges the following with grateful appreciation.

Platinum Chili Bowl Sponsors & Supporters

Hibbs-Hallmark & Company
SouthSide Bank
Edward Jones Investments
  Vicki Sorrell
  Ben Phillips
  Mark Wilsom
  Philip Davin
  Randall Childress
  Leigh Currie-Nerrren
  Henry Hardee
  Glenda Boswell

Gold Chili Bowl Sponsors & Supporters

Tyler Morning Telegraph
United Heritage Credit Union

Silver Chili Bowl Sponsors & Supporters

Citizens 1st Bank
Smith Tank & Equipment Company
Austin Bank
Estes, McClure & Associates Inc. Engineering and Consulting
Gibson Consulting Group
Mr. Transmission
Tyler Beverages – Tyler’s Ice
Cace’s Seafood
Charles and Fran. Hall
Tyler Junior College
Trinity Mother Frances Health System
ClearChannel Communications
Gleiser Communications

Bronze Chili Bowl Sponsors & Supporters

American Gold & Diamond
Better Business Bureau
Bill Beasing, CLU, ChFC
Carl and Evelyn Bochow
Don Magruder
D.M. Edwards – Investments
Gene O’Donnell
George Moses
Hardy, Atherton, P.C.
John G. Payne, P.C.
Jon Pressley
Karma & Crystal – RE/MAX
McNally & Patrick, L.L.P.
Med-Team Home Health Care
Red Little
W.C. Hauk, CPA
Retail Merchants Association
Rex Jennings
Robbie Campbell
Ron Fix – Civil Engineer
Swann’s Furniture Gallery
Texas Bank & Trust
The Staubach Company
Trane Co.
One O’Clock John & Thelma Ruth Childs
Pillsbury GMAC Real Estate – I20 Team
Bucher, Willis & Ratliff Corporation
First Federal Savings and Loan
UT Tyler College of Engineering & Computer Science
The University of Texas at Tyler
RBC Dain Rauscher/formerly William R. Hough & Co.
Fleet Antiques
Michael D. Barham – Architects, Inc.

Chili Spoon Sponsors & Supporters

Ruth Ann Wofford CLU, ChFC
Atria Copeland Assisted & Retirement Living
A. R. Lay, Inc.
Chuck Bauman, Brown, Bauman & Smith
Tom Brown, Brown, Bauman & Smith