North Texas hosted a paver dedication celebration in honor of the Panhandle Council of Car Clubs and the Tall in Texas Chili Pod for 30 years of helping to grant wishes for children battling life-threatening medical conditions in the Texas Panhandle.
The Panhandle Council of Car Clubs raised $50,000 at their 30th Annual Make-A-Wish Car Show on March 1-2, 2014, making their total contribution now more than $1.5 million.
The Tall in Texas Chili Pod raised $24,385 at the 30th Annual Tri-State Open Chili Championship on January 11, 2014, making their total contribution now more than $400,000.
About The Panhandle Council of Car Clubs
The Panhandle Council of Car Clubs was started in January of 1981 by David Patterson of Canyon, Texas. It was established so that all the existing clubs (which numbered 8-10 at that time and now consists of over 20 clubs) would participate in local charity events. In 1984, a few members of the PCCC helped establish the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of the Texas Plains as they wanted to spread the mission of Make-A-Wish® to the children battling life-threatening illnesses in the Texas Panhandle. In 1986 the PCCC formerly voted Make-A-Wish as its beneficiary of their annual car show that has now grown to feature more than 300 cars and continues to be the largest car show held in the Panhandle of Texas thanks to the support and dedication of The Henson Family who chairs the event and has continued that tradition with father, mother and son.
About The Tall in Texas Chili Pod
The Tall in Texas Chili Pod is a local pod, or division, of the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI) comprised of local individuals who cook competition chili. CASI raises money for charity through the promotion of American red chili and is governed by a diverse eleven member Board of Directors elected by local affiliate pods internationally. CASI sanctions over 500 chili cook offs internationally each year as qualifying events for the Terlingua International Chili Championship.