Enter the 7th Annual Cooper-Young/Peabody Elementary Chili Cook-Off!

            7th Annual Cooper-Young/Peabody PTA            Chili Cook Off

 

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Saturday, February 8, 2013

from 12-1:30 p.m.

Peabody Elementary School cafeteria

Enter your tasty chili now for just $15!

 (After Feb. 2, entrance fee is $20.)

          Prizes will be awarded for Judges Choice, People’s Choice, Best HOT Chili, Best Non-Beef Chili & NEW Wild Card category (Tell us in two sentences what makes your chili special. E.g. local ingredient, kid-cooked, family recipe, school garden ingredient, etc.)

All proceeds will benefit the Peabody School beautification projects!

Sign up:

Download this registration form:

2014 Chili Cookoff Registration Card

Return this form AND a check made payable to the Peabody Elementary PTA to:

Peabody Elementary Front Office OR

CYCA Office at 2298 Young Avenue OR

Email completed form to mandygrisham@gmail.com

We also need volunteers to help put on this great event. Sign up now to help set up, clean up, decorate tables and assist the judges!

Click this button for easy sign up!

Sign Up Now!

Bring the kids!!  

A $2 kids ticket will get your little one a grilled cheese sandwich and drink! Adults get in with a $5 ticket – that buys you 4 tastings and drink!

Celebrity Judges, Delicious Chili and a Silent Auction! The 6th Annual Cooper-Young/Peabody Elementary Chili Cook-Off is Heating Up!

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A renowned school cafeteria reformer, an NBA announcer, a Cooper-Young restaurant icon, and a nationally-recognized chef.

They’re coming to the 6th Annual Cooper-Young/Peabody Elementary Chili Cook-Off… are you?

6th Annual Cooper-Young/Peabody Elementary Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, February 9th 12-1:30 pm

Peabody Elementary Cafeteria

$5 ticket to taste!

Yes, this year we’ve got a panel of celebrity judges — Chef Tony Geraci, MCS Dir. of Food Services and star of the documentary, Cafeteria Man; Rick Trotter, the voice of the Memphis Grizzlies; Tiger Bryant, owner of Young Avenue Deli and part-owner of the Soul Fish cafes; and Chef Ryan Trimm, a finalist for Food & Wine magazine’s Best New Chef and owner of Sweet Grass and Next Door restaurants. 

But they need some serious chili to judge.  We’ve got some great contestants, but we need more! Click here for contest rules.

Just click this button to pay AND register online! Registration is $20.  

There is a special rate for Peabody Elementary classrooms competing.  

Chili Cook-Off Registration
Regular Registration $20.00 USD Classroom Contestant $15.00 USD

You can also click this link if you want to download a form to enter. 
If you’re not competing, we still need your talent — your tastebuds!  Just buy a $5 ticket at the door, and you get four tastings and a drink!  Your votes help us choose the highly coveted People’s Choice Winner!  This year, we’ve also got kid tickets – $2 buys a child a grilled cheese sandwich and lemonade! 
We’ve introduced a new feature to our already awesome chili contest — a silent auction!  We’ve got a $500 Zoom Whitening package, a landscape consult and certificate, summer membership to the Rhodes College pool, certificates for swimming lessons, Rhodes College’s sports camp, and Idlewild spring soccer registration! We’ve also got Grizz tickets and gift certificates from local restaurants and businesses.  See the list of items here!
We still need volunteers to help us put on this great event.  Join the fun! Click this button to register.  

Sign Up Now!

So eat some chili, go shopping and see your friends and neighbors!

All proceeds go to Peabody Elementary’s beautification fund.

 

Enter the 6th Annual Cooper-Young/Peabody Elementary Chili Cook-Off! NEW – SILENT AUCTION ADDED!

            6th Annual Cooper-Young/Peabody PTA            Chili Cook Off

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Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 12-1:30 p.m.

Peabody Elementary School cafeteria

Enter your tasty chili for just $15 before Feb. 1!

 (After Feb. 1, entrance fee is $20.)

          Prizes will be awarded for: Judges Choice, People’s Choice,          Best HOT Chili, Best Vegetarian Chili, & Best Classroom Chili*

All proceeds will benefit the Peabody School beautification projects!

Click here for Chili Cook-Off Rules!

Sign up:

Preferred Registration Method:

Click here to pay AND register with this secure PayPal button! 

Chili Cook-Off Registration
Before February 1st $15.00 USD After February 1st $20.00 USD Classroom Contest $15.00 USD

Make sure to fill out the registration form that pops up after you finalize payment!

 

Or you can download this registration form. Please return form AND check made payable to the Peabody Elem. PTA to:

Peabody Elementary Front Office 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Mon-Fri.

We also need volunteers to help put on this great event. Sign up now to help set up, clean up, decorate tables, and assist with the judging!

Click this button for easy sign up!

Sign Up Now!

 

We have added a SILENT AUCTION TO THE EVENT! 

So far… we’ve got a dental Zoom whitening package, a Rhodes College sports camp and summer pool membership, swim lessons, Idlewild Spring soccer registartion, Grizz tickets, a landscaping consultation and discount, and gift cards at local restaurants and businesses!!

Chili AND a Silent Auction!!!  

We’re adding prizes as our supporters find them. Ask local restaurants and businesses for gift certificates! We will give chili lovers a chance to bid on gift certificates during the event.  Bring any donated certificates to the Peabody Elementary front office in an envelope marked “Chris Kelley: PTA President”

Bring the kids!!  

A $2 kids ticket will get your little one a grilled cheese sandwich and drink! Adults get in with a $5 ticket – that buys you 4 tastings and drink!

It’s a bargain to feed your whole family, see friends, and bid on awesome items!

 

2012 CYCA/Peabody Elementary Chili Cook-Off Success!

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The 5th annual Cooper-Young Community Association/Peabody Elementary Chili Cook-Off was a huge success. We had a big crowd, lots of enthusiastic contestants and raised $1,500 for improvements to our playground!  That’s even more than was raised at last year’s event.

Mayor AC Wharton, Congressman Steve Cohen, and Shelby County School Board Commissioner Tomeka Hart all attended.  Peabody kids even wrote letters to our representatives to advocate for the importance of play in education and enhanced playground facilities.
Here are the results of the contest: 
Judges’ Choice – TFA (Teach for America) Chili by Dominique Mendoza and Emily McMillen
People’s Choice – Wendy Sumner-Winter
Best Hot – Glenferno by Glen Thomas
Best Unusual – Textbook  Chili by John Shoemaker and Team Whitworth by Jason Whitworth

Many thanks to PTA parents Mandy Grisham and Josh Spickler for organizing the event and the many volunteers who helped make this happen!

Many thanks to our neighborhood partner – The Cooper-Young Community Association. 

See more photos on our Facebook page!
Thank you for your support!

 

Let’s Spice Up Our Chili Cook-Off with Some Advocacy to Make Peabody Even Better!

 

The CYCA/Peabody Chili Cook-Off is less than a week away — have you signed up yet?

You’ll definitely want to attend Sat. Feb. 11th 12:00 – 1:30. Special guests will be there!

Mayor AC Wharton
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Congressman Steve Cohen 

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Shelby County School Board Commissioner Tomeka Hart

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But we don’t want to just fill their bellies — we want to fill their ears with ideas from some of their youngest constituents! Peabody PTA is applying for a grant to get a shade structure over the school’s playground. One of the requirements for the grant is to show that we have written to our policymakers advocating for play, and this is a GREAT opportunity to do just that — we’ll be able to hand-deliver our letters on Saturday!
 
So, here’s what we need – letters from you and your kids on the following topics:
 

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To Mayor Wharton – The Peabody school yard serves as a detention basin for flood waters, but when our asphalt was taken up for this project, no irrigation system was put in place, leaving our new grass to die in the summer heat. Please ask him to help us fix this problem so that our kids have a safer place to play.

To Commissioner Hart Ask her to support adequate time for physical activity during the school day. We want to make sure that P.E. and recess are part of the plans for the new unifed school district.

To Congressman Cohen Ask him to keep Memphis’ children in mind when he has the opportunity to vote on bills affecting kids’ health and wellness.


Pick just one, or write to them all — there’s no time like the present to teach our kids that their voices matter! Their letters can be simple, but will have a big impact on our legislators, as will your own.
There will be an envelope on the Friends of Peabody bulletin board near the front office. Put your letter in this envelope by Friday (2/10). Thank you!

Questions or want to email your letter? Contact gingerspickler@gmail.com.

 

Be a chef, judge, or ticket-taker. Volunteer for the 5th Annual CYCA/Peabody Elementary Chili Cook-Off

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Try on a new job for an afternoon! A little of your time will do a lot to raise money to improve Peabody’s playground – a space that benefits students and the Cooper-Young neighborhood!

Volunteer spots are open to parents and/or community members. 

Here are two ways to help:

1.Click on this box below to sign up for a small job.  You’ll help make the contest run smoothly.

 

2. Download this page and sign up to be a Chili Chef!  Entry fee is just $15 before February 3rd. Prizes and glory await. 

If you can’t volunteer – please come, taste chili, and vote for the best!

Invite your friends and family.  It’s super fun.  Promise.


What: 5th Annual CYCA/Peabody Chili Cook-Off

When: Saturday, February 11th

             12:00 – 1:30

Where: Gymnasium of Peabody Elementary

 

Can you make a mean chili? Time to show off.

It’s the 5th Annual Cooper-Young Community Association/Peabody PTA Chili Cook-off!

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For the past five years, we’ve partnered with the CYCA in this awesomely fun fundraiser for Peabody. The Chili Cook-Off is Saturday Feburary 11th from 12:00 – 1:30.  

But first – we need a few good cooks!  Whip up your favorite recipe and then wow our panel of judges or land the “People’s Choice” award!  

We welcome contestants from the Cooper-Young neighborhood and Peabody families.  

Sign up by February 3rd – registration fee is only $15!  

Download this sign-up sheet.  Compete, have fun, and help our neighborhood school!

RSVP to attend the Chili Cook-Off here!!

Not a Chili Chef? We’ve made it easy for you to volunteer! Just click below to grab a choice opportunity!