Gregory & Clark, PLLC, (gregory-clark.com) graciously served as the Official Entertainment Sponsor at this year’s 3rd Annual Orlando Chili Cook-Off held at Blue Jacket Park in Baldwin Park on March 3rd, 2012. The event raised more than $28,000 for four deserving charities, which included: Special Olympics Florida, the Wounded Warrior Project, A Gift For Teaching and the Lone Sailor Memorial.
“As a local business, we have a responsibility to support continual improvements in our community and give back to those in need. This was a great event for a great cause. I am proud that our firm was able to take part in its success,” said firm partner, Justin R. Clark.
This year’s Chili Cook-Off brought out approximately 10,000 chili lovers and 70+ chili cooks. Celebrity judges included: former Orlando Magic Player, Bo Outlaw, ‘N Sync member, Chris Kirkpatrick, Commissioner for City of Orlando, Robert F. Stuart, Orlando Sentinel Columnist, Scott Maxwell, Founder/President of Nature’s Table, Dick Larsen, Earth Trivia Creator, Curtis Earth, and many more.
The winners of this year’s Chili Cook-Off in their respective categories included: Brenda Smith-McKenzie’s “Granny B” from Ft. White, FL (CASI winner); Stephen Spicer’s “Rajun Cajun” from Sarasota, FL (Vegetarian winner, Open winner, and recipient of this year’s Showmanship Award); Teak Neighborhood Grill in Orlando, FL (Restaurant winner), and Marc Dobbs’ “Yes, Deer Chili” from Orlando, FL (People’s Choice Winner).
The 3rd Annual Orlando Chili Cook-Off was presented by RP Funding and coordinated by local not-for-profit, Events for Change, Inc. and the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI). The event offered something for all ages, and included thousands of free chili samples, live entertainment, and a Kids Fun Zone. Attendees enjoyed live music from the Legendary JC’s, Shak Nasti, Beebs and Her Money Makers, and Rockit Fly.
The attorneys at Gregory & Clark, PLLC (gregory-clark.com), practice real estate, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy and education law. In addition, the firm handles contract disputes, mortgage & loan modifications and personal injury cases. The firm’s attorneys have a special interest in representing children and their families who have been subjected to severe, harmful bullying, that has resulted in school injury, wrongful death, suicide or other related damages. They are strong advocates for children’s right to safety and freedom from harassment as they pursue their education. The firm represents clients in Longwood, Orlando, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Winter Springs, Oviedo, Lake Mary, College Park, Winter Park, Apopka, Deland, Debary, Deltona and Daytona Beach, in Seminole County, Orange, Volusia, Lake, Brevard and Osceola counties. The office environment is centered on a culture of superior client care. The firm is committed to providing personalized service to each and every client, clearly explaining the legal recourse according to the unique circumstances of his or her case.