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2nd Annual POW/MIA Memorial CCO

 Saturday May 14th, 2005 Bailey, Colorado

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Bailey 2005

"The Second Annual Bailey American Legion POW/MIA Memorial Post 2527 Chili Cookoff raised over $1000.00 for local charities, over doubling last year's efforts. With 16 red entrants, two green and three wing contestants, everyone at the cookoff enjoyed the weather, beautiful scenery and location of the event. Chuck Bruckman, local event organizer remarked that the event program raised over $800 for the local charities that the Post is involved with. The program sold ads and was furnished to participants and locals after the cookoff. There was also a successful Silent Auction, that saw quite a bit of action towards the end. Our own Lyman Wilkinson and Nate Chavez were bidding against each other for the really hot tool set donated by a local hardware store. Other items auctioned were store and spa gift certificates, dog vaccinations, restaurant certificates, a home security system and home-made crafts. There were a small contingency that camped the night before the cookoff, and although the temperature fell below freezing for a short while, everyone enjoyed waking up in their private mountain retreat next to a river. After the cookoff,  Richard Kelly from Parker landed a nice trout in the stream only feet away from where he was previously cooking. All in all, the cookoff was a great success, and is ripe for growing into an even bigger event in future years. Thanks to everyone who participated!  Rocky Kimball"



For a slideshow of this wonderful event, press on the button below

Event Photos


And the Winners Are


1 Karen Hendricks Broomfield Colorado   6 Christi Batie Loveland Colorado
2 Linda Wilkinson Loveland Colorado   7 Rocky Kimball Highlands Ranch Colorado
3 Richard Kelley Parker Colorado   8 Nate Chavez Broomfield Colorado
4 Melissa Hartman Morrison Colorado   9 Steve Lee Longmont Colorado
5 Lyman Wilkinson Loveland Colorado   10 Julia Lampo Highlands Ranch Colorado


1 Warriors of the Crimson Pepper Steve Lee Longmont Colorado
2 Blowin in the Wind Linda Wilkinson Loveland Colorado
3 White Knuckle Chili Kyle Haberman Scottsbluff Nebraska

Chili Verde

1 Gerry Hartshorn    
2 Steve Lee Longmont Colorado
1 Christi Batie Loveland Colorado
2 Melissa Hartman Morrison Colorado
3 Steve Lee Longmont Colorado