Sixth Annual Chili Cook Off

Tyler Rotary Club’s 2008 Sixth 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 2008

Chili Winners

  1. Chris Gissendanner, West Monroe, LA
  2. Jan Young, Bullard, TX
  3. Blu Daniels, Winona, TX
  4. Wayne Thompson, Bullard, TX
  5. John Daniels, Winona, TX
  6. David Lake, Jacksonville, TX
  7. Bruce Young, Bullard, TX
  8. Debbie Espinosa, Tyler, TX
  9. Bob Conley, Lindale, TX
  10. Dianna Miller, Tyler, TX

Showmanship Winners

  1. Skull Island – David Lake, Jacksonville, TX
  2. Mad Dog Chili – Mike Martini, Tyler, TX
  3. Lazy Chile – Jimmy Vance, Tyler, TX

People’s Choice Chili

KTBB Smoaky’s Bama Chili – David Smoak, Tyler, TX

Media Competition

CBS 19 Eyewaterin’ Chili – Wilton Johnson, Tyler, TX

Sponsors and Supporters

Tyler Rotary Club 2008 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off acknowledges the following with grateful appreciation.

Platinum Chili Bowl Sponsors & Supporters

D. M. Edwards – Investments
First Presbyterian Church
Gleiser Communications, LLC: KTBB – KDOK – KEES Radio
Kiolbassa Sausage – San Antonio, TX
Lone Star Event Center
Portraits By Bryan – Bryan Rockett
Southside Bank
Tyler Woman’s Building – Shellie Arnold, Manager

Gold Chili Bowl Sponsors & Supporters

Capital One Bank
Franklin Bank SSB
Gene and Clara O’Donnell
Hibbs-Hallmark & Company
East Texas Radio Group: KKUS – KOOI – KYKX
CBS 19
East Texas Radio Group: KKUS – KOOI – KYKX
ClearChannel: KNUE – KTYL – 96X – KISS
Edward Jones Investments:
  Ben Phillips
  Philip Davin
  Randall Childress
  Vicki Sorrell
Red Little
Smith Tank & Equipment Company
SouthSide Bank
Texas Bank and Trust
Tyler Beverages – Tyler’s Ice
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Uncle Joe’s Graphics
United Heritage Credit Union

Silver Chili Bowl Sponsors & Supporters

AAA Grass & Stone
American Gold & Diamond Exchange
Carl & Evelyn Bochow, Sr.
Don’s TV & Appliances
Gillian & James Sheridan
Holiday Inn South Broadway
James W. Bland, PC
Maddox Air Conditioning, Inc.
One O’Clock John & Thelma Ruth Childs
Perry B. Hall Company, Inc.
State Representative & Mrs. Leo Berman
The University of Texas at Tyler – Merle & Rod Maby
Trinity Mother Frances Health System
Tyler Junior College
Unclaimed Furniture

Bronze Chili Bowl Sponsors & Supporters

Aaxion Inc.
Acme Machinery & Supply Company
Austin Bank
Bancorp South
Beacon Federal
Better Business Bureau of Central Texas
Bill Beasing, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Brick Street Pharmacy
Brookshire’s Grocery Company
Bubba Graphics
Charles & Fran.Hall
David F. Nichols, D.D.S.
Dennis & Karen Lewis
Edwin & Shirley Hightower
ETTL Engineers & Consultants Inc.
Fleet’s Antiques
Gollob Morgan Peddy & Company, P.C. CPA
JP Morgan Chase Bank
Jack Way – Keller Williams
Jim Lord, R.P.
James K. Wimberly
Jon Pressley
Judge & Mrs. Roby Hadden
McNally & Patrick, L.L.P. Attorneys
Medow Lake – A Senior Living Community
Members of Sears Methodist Retirement System, Inc.
NuTech Inc.
Sandra Edwards
Sellers Patterson Insurance
Superior Fleet Service Inc.
Susan Robinson Collections, Inc.
Texas Road House
The Blind Place – Tyler
W. C. Hauk, CPA
Wilson, Robertson, & Cornelius