The Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce First Chili Cook Off was a smashing success. A huge thank you to Tim Bishop from Space Coast Harley Davidson for their generosity and fabulous location. I want to thank Mayor William Capote, Sheriff Wayne Ivey and District Fire Chief Tom Niedert for being our Celebrity Chili Tasters. They seemed to enjoy the responsibility tremendously. I also want to thank our sponsors Visit Florida, Buena Vida Estates, RiverView Senior Resort Living and Zonta Club of Melbourne. Of course we would not have had such success with our Volunteers. Chairman Ben Teaford, Pamela Pistore, Sallyanne Cos, Darlene Krause, Kevin Chancellor, Claudia Devitt & daughter, Jenifer Pariagh, Tina Sheehan, Kristine McFadden, Leo Belanger, Tari & John Fazekas, Puneet Kapur, Rob Wilson & daughters, Vicki Northrup, Sandy Michelson, Brian & Jean, Brian, Joyce, Noel, and Harold.
A second thank you goes to all our donors. We had fabulous raffle baskets and could not have done without the fabulous and creative work of Nora Marek from Melbourne Home Staging. We would like to thank the following donors:
AAA, Abundant Home Realty, Affordable Care Clinics, Aloha Maintenance Services, Andretti Thrill Park, Angels for Kids on Call, Badcock Furniture, BB&T, Boniface Hiers, Bass Pro Shops, Brain Body Self-Danielle Matthews, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, BRG Air System, Carrabba’s, Claudia Devitt, Clevens Facial & Body Specialist, Community Credit Union, Compassionate Downsizing 4 Seniors, Crowne Plaza, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Fox Janitorial Services, Glad Eye Care & Surgery Center, Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce Business Partners, Health First-Health Plans, Kevin Chancellor with Edward Jones, Liberty Firearms & Survival, Melbourne Greyhound/Club 52, Melbourne Home Staging, Paul Davis Restoration, Pink Consulting, Sendala’s, Shore Lanes, State Farm with Joe Raley, Tarilyn & John Fazekas, Tharps, 98.5 The Beach, Tijuana Flats, Tuckaway Shores Resort, Twisty Cone, Victory Casino Cruises, Waterscapes Gallery, Yellow Dog Café, Zonta Club of Melbourne.
Finally, I would like to thank our Chili Contestants. First place winners, Brevard County Firefighters; second place winners, Liberty Firearms & Survival; Third Place winners, Weichert Realtors; Tasters Choice, BRG Air Systems; Best Decorated Booth, Buena Vida Estates; Contestants: Any Lab, Greater Palm Bay Chamber, Ernest Martinez, EveryThingBrevard.com, Liberty Tax, Texas Roadhouse, Yellow Dog Café, Zonta Club of Melbourne.
All the best,