JES Holdings’ employees are proud sponsors and participants in the Boys and Girls Club of Columbia’s Annual Chili Cook Off event. Each year, an employee committee plans a themed booth for the event and brings the JES signature chili recipe to compete against over 50 other participants. This year, the theme for the JES Holdings booth was “Pirates of the Chilibean.” Members of the Metro team constructed a pirate ship with great detail, character and functionality. Fundraising becomes a community-wide effort, extending sponsorship opportunities to restaurants, local retailers, and other businesses. Some of the top contributors include Maly Commercial Realty, Providence Bank, Mid-City Lumber Co., BKD, LLP, and Sherwin Williams.
Thanks to everyone’s hard work and generous donations, the JES Holdings’ team raised over $5,000 through sponsor donations and office fundraisers and was recognized with several notable distinctions:
- Best Booth 1st Place: Trophies are awarded to the top three teams with the best theme, booth design and decorations.
- Best Costume Award 1st Place: Trophies are awarded to the top three teams for the unique and appropriate way costumes support the theme of each individual booth.
- Showmanship Award 2nd Place: Trophies are awarded to the top three teams for overall presentation of theme, demonstrations and performances.
- Biggest Bowl Award 2nd Place: The primary objective of the Chili Cook-off is to raise money for the Boys and Girls of Columbia. The Biggest Bowl Award is given to the top three teams who raise the most money for the cause.
Thank you to the JES Holdings Chili Cook Off Committee members and participants, Carol Hall, Tuesdai Bridges, Emily Rost, Alice Jones, Megan Toalson, Dawn Vaughn, Vicki Hague, Matt Covington, Maureen Kokoska, Peter Shaughnessy, Becky Galli, Ellen Vossbrink, Jim Harralson, Hannah Grewach, Trini Haddox and Jordan Gulliford for making our week a success.