In addition to honoringthe service of America’s veterans, one of the highlights of the Veteran’s Day celebration at the
General Patton Memorial Museum
is the Chili Cook-off.
At this year's event, the Hinds Pumping Plant team won top honors. This is the second year in a row Metropolitan has won. Last year, Team Manager
and his children won Best Overall Chili. This year, Team Manager
and his wife Nayeli brought a repeat victory to Metropolitan with their award-winning Colorado chili recipe – filled with meats and spices.
says, “The contest is a great time to honor our veterans, spend time with our families, and eat some good chili.”
The dishes are judged in three categories: 'Best Overall,' 'Hottest,' or 'Wimpiest.' Attendees at the event vote for the winners.
This year marked the 30-year anniversary celebration at the museum with flyovers and a General Patton look-alike and speech reenactment. The ceremony also included a ribbon cutting for a new wing of the museum.
Metropolitan recently restored the “
“ a five-ton display that depicts the Colorado River Aqueduct and 50,000 acres surrounding the route. Built by Metropolitan in the 1920s, it was donated to the museum in 1988.