SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2011 - The results are in and Herd Racing's chili team has cracked the prestigious Top 12 at the West Virginia Chili Championships. Eric Himes, Jeramey Wentz and their crew served up 848 bowls of chili during Chilifest on Satuday, raising $848 for local children's charities. Here is a story from the local newspaper this morning listing the Top 12 finishers http://www.herald-dispatch.com/x1548268059/ChiliFest-a-signature-event-in-Tri-State-for-competitive-cooks.
Last year Herd's team finished 8th, raising $1,198 for charity, but even though the team slipped a few spots to 11th in this year's competition, it is deemed a successful event. More than 50 teams from across the country competed for the title of being West Virginia's state champion. The People's Choice favorite, who was crowned king of the event, served up more than 6,000 bowls of chili at $1 a clip. All of the proceeds from the festival went to charity.
Back later this week with more news. We're taking off a few weeks in the shop, but things are working in the office this week as we begin our 2012 sponsorship package preparation and begin making calls to contacts who we talked with last year but weren't able to close the deal for various reasons.