Inaugural Put Out the Fire (TM) Chili Festival - 2004
Thanks for joining us. Enjoy the photos and see you next year. Stay tuned for date and place.
Band - Meyer Affair
Early in the day before the crowds arrived
Aileen Garaghaty giving a massage
PAGER board member Laura Barmby and her son in front of the TAP/Prevacid booth
Festival Organizer, Bernadette Knoebel-Swann and PAGER Director, Beth Anderson
A team of volunteers getting the PAGER booth ready
Teams of chili cooks offering taste tests and competing in the cook-off
A craft vendor offering hand painted glassware
The team that won the People's Choice Award
The sound system was amazing
Our Master of Ceremonies
Chris Anderson and Rex Barmby with the Frederick Keys Mascot (he is wearing our "heartburn" tie)
Jacque Pulsifer and the wonderful logo banner she made for the festival
Frederick's Finest waiting in line for chili from Hard Times Cafe and Cue, sponsors of the festival
Is it ready yet?
TAP Pharmaceuticals educating the public with literature on acid reflux disease
Competing for a showmanship award
Jenna and Rebecca Burns minding the PAGER table
Thanks to our wonderful judges
The judges receive blind samples to taste
One of 50+ prizes for the silent auction
Holly, whose daddy named his winning chili after her, and Katie Anderson, who is the reason for starting PAGER.
And the winner of the Chili Appreciation Society International sytle chili is.......
And a trophy for Bernadette - #1 Party Planner!!
The kids Craft area
Winners of People's Choice and Freestyle kissing their trophy
Ready to do Battle