Chili Cook-off raises $2,000 for American Cancer Society

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Woods Bros Realty and HOME Real Estate agents and staff helped to raise more than $2,000 during the fifth annual Soup or Chili Cook-off for Cancer Wednesday in Lincoln.

The Chili Cook-Off raised $2,025 for the American Cancer Society through $1 voting beans.  Voters were made up of Woods Bros and HOME agents and staff, along with staff from Nebraska Land Title and Abstract, HomeServices Lending, HomeServices of Nebraska Insurance and Larabee School of Real Estate. The group has raised a total of more than $10,000 to date.

The People’s Choice Award (with the most beans) went to Jean Piontek and Paul DeVries of the Woods Bros Realty Wilderness Hills office for their Hardrock Baked Potato Soup.

Jean Piontek and Paul Devries won the People's Choice award.
Jean Piontek and Paul Devries won the People's Choice award.

This year the Celebrity Judge Award went to John Fink of the HOME Real Estate North office for his Smoked Turkey Chili. Celebrity judges were Channel 8 Eyewitness News Anchor Rod Fowler and Greta’s Gourmet Co-Founder Kevin Mandigo.

“We’ve had a lot of cancer within our organization, and it’s just affected so many families, so many agents, that we wanted to do something,” HomeServices of Nebraska CEO Gene Brake said. “This was our way of participating and trying to help find a cure.”

The 2014 participants from Woods Bros Realty were: Allissa Troyer , Beatrice office; Amber Cross, Country Club Plaza office; Beth Scholz, Lincolnshire Square office; Jean Piontek and Paul DeVries, Wilderness Hills office. Connie Hain made her “Say Cheese-y Potato Soup” and hosted a photo booth for the Support Services office.

More photos from the event can be viewed on the Woods Bros Facebook page.

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