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Benjamin's Chili Bowl

Posted by bentjmills1219 on January 23, 2009 at 11:36 AM

A very big thank you to all of you who came out to support Benjamin's Fund Sunday. The event was a huge success raising more money for the fund. And we have been receiving so many emails commenting on what a great time was had by all and already asking about next year.  Take a mental note to mark your calendars for the day of the NFC/AFC Championship game as our date for the cook off too.

Special thank you's to everyone who helped with the event. Let's see; Where do we begin? Thank you to all who purchased tickets to the event. (some of who didn't show up but still sent donations or were planning on coming but the weather didn't co-operate) Thank you to all who helped out that day: Scott and Liz for setting up, etc and for handling the cook off aspect and the clean up too. Meme, Margaret and Amy for handling the raffles and registration all day. Rich for "emceeing" the event and encouraging people to participate in hopes of winning some prize. (and to those to entertained us by attempting to win..) To Kevin for collecting the voting slips. Thanks to Kevin and KJ from K2Karoke for entertaining us during the cook off. The Bitter End who rocked the event and made it so personal by allowing others to "join" their band for a song. Kathryn & Bethany for joining in first on vocals and ?Bass guitar? and then Dustin for playing drums in a band for the first time, then Emily for being the singer in a rock n' roll band. Bitter End was so great to let them do that. Then thanks go to the chili contestants; Elmer (1st place winner), Scott (3rd place), Joe, Michelle, Corey (2nd place), Tom, Deanna, Rosemary, John, Rob, and also Pam, Andrew, & Carrie who couldn't participate due to weather & sickness but were still prepared to enter. Thanks to our dessert makers (some just brought them and dropped them off so sorry if I don't name everyone) Cristy, Margaret, Liz, Raquel, Carole, Amy and ??? Thank you to Meme for donating the original oil painting for our Silent Auction. Thank you to all who donated items to the chinese raffle. (Jeanne, Liz, Martha) Thanks to Tim for donating the prizes for the games. Thanks to Crystal, Mike, Sami & Christian for taking pictures throughout the day.
If anyone else has pictures from the event, can you send them to us to post? 

And of course thank you to the Black Watch Pub for allowing us to overtake their pub for our event.

The Black Watch Pub, K2Karaoke and The Bitter End all helped make this event very entertaining!!

?Black Watch Pub is open daily for some great meals and a huge selection of beers (I love the banana bread beer myself!) www.myspace.com/clanblackwatch  

? K2Karaoke is at lots of local places throughout the Taunton area.  http://www.myspace.com/k2karaoke 

?The Bitter End has a show coming up at Peddler's Loft on March 13th.  www.myspace.com/thebitterendrcks Check them out!!

In closing, I need to say a general "thank you all" who came and helped us. The events we have mean more to us than we can express and sharing them with you all makes it even more special. Through Benjamin's Fund, our little baby boy can always be remembered........

Love & Prayers,
Stacy, John, Dustin and all of Benjamin's Family♥

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