Thank you to the First National Bank of North Platte for hosting the 23rd Annual Chili Cook-Off...

On behalf of the Mid-Plains United Way Board of Trustees and our 13 partner agencies, I would like to thank First National Bank for hosting the 23th Annual Chili Cook Off that was on Friday, September 30, 2016.  We would like to thank Greg Wilke, Julie Buoy, Tony Berry, Josh Bedlan, Braxton Fecht, Travis Ouderkirk, Bob Mayber, Kim Barnhart, Cheryl Beem, Pam Englert, Elyse Bohling, Karen Knisley, Katie Isenbart, Alicia Lybarger, Carol Ripple, Jackie Dawson, Hannah Hokanson, Melanie Tidyman, Jan Spencer, Chance Schilling, Krystal Miller, Shannon Parrett, Kortney Gilbert, Carry Schacher, Kellie Larsen, Jessica Otzel, Wendy Thompson, Ashlee Strickland, Jennifer Kreifels, Terri Burchell and Jennifer Swain for all their hard work into making the chili cook off a huge success.  The event raised $3,226.84 and will directly support the needs in our community and the surrounding area. 

In addition, our thanks to Andrew Lee, Eagle Radio, Eye Care Professionals, First National Bank, Great Western Bank, Huskeradio, Lincoln County Board of Realtors, North Platte Catholic Schools, North Platte Area Chamber Hostesses and Leadership Lincoln County, North Platte Community College, North Platte Fire Department, North Platte Police Department, Pederson & Troshynski Law Office, Priority Medical, Rowdy Rott BBQ, Walmart Distribution Center and Western Nebraska Bank who participated by providing the public with the delicious chili and fixings.  A very special thank you goes to everyone who attended the event and to KNOP-TV, Eagle Radio and Huskeradio for their live coverage and the North Platte Telegraph for covering the event.

Congratulations to Walmart Distribution Center for winning Best Booth and Great Western Bank for winning Best Chili.

And finally, I would also like to thank our Nebraska weather for providing the perfect day for chili.  Again we are grateful for the efforts of the staff of First National Bank North Platte but most especially, we are grateful to the community of North Platte for your continued support to your Mid-Plains United Way and partner agencies

Sincerely,

Jenny Salestrom
Executive Director
Mid-Plains United Way

Published in the North Platte Telegraph November 17, 2016