Archive for the September 2010 Category

24/7

Posted in 2011, Around Town, Evergreen Lake House, Our Heros, Remembering September, September 2010, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA, Who Gets This Whole Thing Going with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 07-17-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

“The funny thing about firemen, night and day, they are always firemen.” Gregory Widen, Backdraft

Dads We Love

Posted in 2011, Around Town, Evergreen Lake House, Our Heros, Remembering September, September 2010, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA, Who Gets This Whole Thing Going with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 06-19-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

We adore Ben Cartwright for the way he was still so clearly “dad” to his three grown sons.  That comes from years of doing it right!

LIVE

Posted in Evergreen Lake House, Our Heros, Remembering September, September 2010, USA, Who Gets This Whole Thing Going with tags , , , on 05-23-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is
all.
Oscar Wilde

Mom

Posted in 2011, Around Town, Evergreen Lake House, Our Heros, Remembering September, September 2010, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA, Who Gets This Whole Thing Going with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 05-07-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

“Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” Marion C. Garretty

Sting Like a Bee

Posted in 2011, Around Town, Evergreen Lake House, Our Heros, Remembering September, September 2010, The Big Chili Cook-Off with tags , , , on 04-18-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
Muhammad Ali

Up a Tree Without our Firefighters!

Posted in 2011, Around Town, Evergreen Lake House, Our Heros, September 2010, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA, Who Gets This Whole Thing Going on 03-19-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

Pour Me a Cold One

Posted in 2011, Around Town, Our Heros, September 2010, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA, Who Gets This Whole Thing Going with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 03-17-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

In planning the Big Chili Cook-off, there are a million decisions to be made and a pile of deals to negotiate, always looking for the best price, so that we can end up, when the event is over, with the most money for our firefighters.  There is one decision that is relatively easy, in that the public insists that we stay with the tried and true, and that is in the area of liquid refreshment.  The beer, in other words, is a huge part of the day and Tommyknocker brews, with a side of Coors seems to be the drink of choice.  It is interesting where people put their loyalties, and the kind of beer they drink is no exception.  Attendees and chili cooks, as well as our firefighters want Tommyknocker Brewery from Idaho Springs on tap, partly because it is local and they have been part of the event for years, but equally as important is the quality of the brew, which everyone seems to agree makes Tommyknocker the hands down favorite.  Coors Brewery is the distributor for Tommyknocker, and their efficiency in getting the truck there, fully supplied was a huge help at last year’s event.  We also threw on a tap of Coors Light for good measure and it sold like crazy.  The contribution the beer suppliers make to the event is a large part of the cash that goes into the checks for our Volunteer Fire Departments when the event is over.  Imagine supporting your local Volunteer Firefighters by enjoying a glass of your favorite brew.  America is a wonderful place!