Truckee Chili Cookoff announces entertainmet lineup

The Truckee Sunrise Rotary Club has added exciting new entertainment for the Truckee Chili Cookoff to be held Sunday, June 28, at Truckee Regional Park.

Local favorite folk-rock guitarist/singer/songwriter Bud Worrell will entertain contestants and early arrivals with his music until the opening at 11 a.m.

The Sierra Mountainaires, the menand#8217;s barbershop group, specializing in harmony, comedy and generally great entertainment, will open the show. They are Tom Renne, Mike Holley, Chris Nelson and Steve Thompson.

Pleasant Heads, the popular country-modern band from Reno, will entertain with their unique style ranging from classic rock, country, blues, alternative, and pop oldies to their own unique songs. They play a diverse song list that covers the span of time that reflects the different tastes and bands that they have been in over the years. The quintet is composed of Carson Randolph, Mary Randolph, Jeff Shatka, Mike Warner and Todd Antony.

Adding to the festivities with blues to bluegrass will be the Red Devil Rhythm Section featuring The Reverend B. Wright and special guest star and#8220;One Foot Johnson.and#8221; Funky Jazz and Gospel Blues will be featured on the Cookoff menu with Thumper on Bass, C-Moan on drums, Boogie Man on Guitar, Little Ronnie Starr on Sax, and the Chorus, The Boogie Queens. The Sheriffs Department is in Hot Pursuit, not to mention their Probation officer, the Talented and Beautiful Mad Dog Murphy. They are all registered Music Offenders and currently on file with the county.

The band has been fired three different times by the Hyatt Hotel Casino and Spa in Incline Village and is currently in negotiations with the Chamber of Commerce and Hyatt Corp. to return as and#8220;The Big Leg Women,and#8221; the title cut of their new CD, all in drag of course.

If you have ever been damaged or injured by bad music in the recent past now is the time to get even. Please call the law office of your nearest Pubic Defender.

There will also be a special appearance by The Railroad Regulators.

No festival would be complete without a full range of activities for the kids, from face painting by Princess Fizgig to free arts and crafts and the Bouncy House, everyone will enjoy a day of family fun.

Tickets for unlimited chili tasting are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 and are available from the Truckee Donner Chamber in the old Depot, California Land Title, 10800 Donner Pass Road, Suite 105, any Sunrise Rotarian and on the event Web site,

Tickets will also be available at the event.

Generous area merchants will also be selling tickets. Look for the Truckee Chili Cookoff posters!

This community fundraiser will provide a day of family fun with chili tasting, non-stop entertainment, food and beverages and a host of activities for adults and children.

The areaand#8217;s best chili cooks will compete for top honors in these categories: Restaurants, Nonprofits and Individuals plus Best Overall. In addition, a Peopleand#8217;s Choice award will recognize the chili garnering the most votes from attendees and there will be an award for best cooking team theme.

A panel of area dignitaries will judge the chili and make the awards.

All proceeds benefit Truckee-North Tahoe programs addressing the needs of youth, economically disadvantaged and elderly. The Truckee Sunrise Rotary Club has been supporting our community since 1993.

For any firm that wishes to make a contribution to its community, sponsorships are still available. Contact Brent Ferrera at 582-6925 or

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