Jim Sánchez/ Conexión San Ángelo

SAN ANGELO –  The San Angelo Patriot Guard Riders awarded 10 winners a 4 piece, double-walled serving set / and a Castaway travelers hammock in its’ 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off event that was sanctioned by Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI). The PGR event was held at El Paseo de Santa Angela over the weekend, March 10-11 as 28 contestants entered their chili that was judged by nine judges on the first day which was Saturday. 


Boomer Kingston announced the 1st through 10th place winners:

1- Becky McKrackin (Midland)

2- Tobie Smith (Hobbs, NM)

3- Shirley Bates (Midland)

4- Samantha Simmons

5- Pamela Randolph (Christoval)

6- Brandi Reed (Hobbs NM) 

7- Mike Tracy (Odessa)

8- Barbara Herrin (Paint Rock)

9- Sherril Lazarus

10- Karen Bains (Rankin)

Left-to-right: Janice Miller, Barbara Herrin, Matt Simmons (wearing cowboy hat), Wes Heflin, President of Concho Chili POD and his wife, Tracy.
West Heflin, President of the Concho Chili POD, was assisted by Barbara Herrin, in the official tabulation results of contestants. 

Tracy Heflin, participated in the 1st Annual Patriot Guard Riders' Chili Cook-Off which was held over the weekend, March 10-11. 

In the Shine & Show Motorcycle competition, Pete Nusskern, coordinator and co-sponsor of event, announced the names of its’ five winners:

1st– Belinda Samuel

2nd – Rob Richards

3rd – Robby Boggs

4th – Mark Webb

5th – Joshua Buff 

The coordinator for the event, Rosey Velez, informed Conexión that the money raised for the first day on Saturday would benefit Patriot Guard Riders while money raised in Sunday’s would go benefit two groups: Emergency Corps and the newest, organization---“Adopt-a-Cop.”

“Adopt a Cop is a concept that works in other states and cities where a group of citizens wanted to bring to San Angelo.” “The purpose for the non-profit is to be able to get safety equipment to officers in a timely manner. Most municipalities have bidding systems that go off of a retail amount,” said Velez.

A total of $550 was raised in behalf of PGR on Saturday.