Parrish FL Holds "Chili Cook Off"

Top Quote The First Annual Parrish Heritage Day Festival and Chili Cook Off is officially going to happen. End Quote
  • Sarasota-Bradenton, FL (1888PressRelease) October 15, 2011 - The Parrish FL Civic Association has made official the celebration of the First Annual Parrish Heritage Day Festival on March 10, 2012. One of the event's highlights is the "Chili Cook Off".

    On the First Annual Parrish Heritage Day itself at the Florida Railroad Museum, the Chili Cook Off will take place, right after the Heritage Day parade. Although some of the event details haven't been finalized, the rest have been given on the event website ( So far, details on the registration requirements and process, the rules, the prizes and the proceeds are found on the site. It was specifically mentioned that all proceeds will go to The Parrish Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that provides grants to groups who serve the residents of the Parrish community.

    As of the moment, the entertainment committee of the event organizing body has been busy with the planning of their part of the event. They said that they are hoping to get a favorite local band to perform at the event, and that they prefer a popular group that has a wide range of repertoire. Furthermore, the committee is working on other entertainment options intended for specific audiences - kids and families.

    The rules for chili cooking are laid out on the said website. The registration requires a fee of $250 and a filled out registration form. The amount covers the registry for the booth site, a complete team packet and 50 ($5 each) distributable tickets to the event. As for the prizes at stake, each deserving group of participants will get the title of the Grand Winner, First Runner Up, Second Runner Up, Spirit Award ( for the team who displays the most fun during the preparation of their chili), Fund Raising Award (for the team who sells the most tickets), People's Choice Award and Showmanship Award. Complete details on the registration, rules and the prizes are found on the site, to which people can go for the latest information about the event.

    Apart from the entertainment committee, the publicity committee has also been busy doing their part for the event. Former Sheriff Charlie Wells has committed to record a public service announcement that will be aired both on TV and radio. Also, rumor has it that the publicity committee is trying to get permission from FDOT to put up a banner across US Highway 301 North to popularize the event and the logos of individuals/groups sponsoring the event.

    For more information, contact:
    Cookie Jordan (Publisher and Editor of Parrish Village News)
    P. O. Box 257 Parrish, FL 34219
    RJo2344 ( @ ) aol dot com

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