What can we say about this year’s chili feed? It was OUTSTANDING! The 6th Annual Roers/ Keller Williams Chili Feed was held September 29th, right here at Roers. The attendance count reached close to 900, and the total amount raised was nearly $36,000! Proceeds will go to benefit the United Way of Cass Clay. Our original goal of $33,000 was blown out of the water! The chili feed committee raised over $30,000 even before the event! A huge thank you to everyone who donated time, chili, desserts and efforts towards a successful event this year.
With over 40 volunteers from both Roers and Keller Williams, 40 desserts and 50 different chilies donated, we are more than pleased with the outreach of our fellow vendors, employees, and community. Each donation counts and we appreciate all employees reaching out to their closest vendors for contributions. We would like to give a huge shout out to all of the sponsors, and a special thank you to our top level, Presenting Sponsor, Bremer Bank, who donated $5000 as well as the contest sponsors: FM Team and Regency Title for donating $2500 each.
This year also, we were pleased to invite Amanda Lea back from Big 98.7 and also invite Joel Vettel from the Fargo Police Department to emcee the event. They did a wonderful job and the audience enjoyed them very much.
Back by popular demand, the chili competition was brought back this year with a fury! Chili donors to stand behind their chili and work the crowd to gain people’s choice chili beans in their jar. A VIP contest was also held, during which our presenting, contest and Habanero sponsors were given score sheets to rate their top three chilies. Both competitions proved to be successful and in the end the Hilton Garden Inn “White Lobster Chili” took home the People’s Choice award and the VIP contest winner was At Your Service with their “Smoked Chicken White Chili.”
People's Choice Winner: Hilton Garden Inn
VIP Choice Winner: At Your Service