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Frisco Invited to Pick the Tastiest Bowl of Red
Annual FEF Chili Challenge Set for Nov. 10 (October 31, 2006)

Rogers ElementaryIn past years there has been green chili, white chili, chili with beans, and chili without beans but no matter what the color or ingredients, the annual FEF Chili Challenge always promises a good time and a chance to taste some of Frisco Independent School District’s best chili.

This year’s fundraising event is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 10, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Staley Middle School and all proceeds will go to the Sue Stafford Scholarship Fund. Stafford is a long-time FISD teacher who has helped many needy students over the years. Stafford’s friends and associates decided several years ago to dedicate the annual district chili challenge to a Frisco Education Foundation scholarship fund in her name.

In addition to offering the community a chance to taste some wonderful chili and to vote for the winner, guests may enjoy the crazy costume and booths that each school or community group gets together. Last year’s event had teachers and principals dressed as such characters as Elvis, Napoleon Dynamite, and Glenda the Good Witch dishing up chili and trying to convince folks to vote for their school.

This year prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and a prize will also be awarded for Best Theme/Presentation. Last year Rogers Elementary took 1st, Sparks took 2nd and Bright Elementary took third.

This is a great family event that supports Frisco’s graduating seniors with scholarship money. For $5 a person, guests can taste as many entries as they choose- hot dogs are $1. Families are urged to come out to the chili challenge and then go over to Memorial Stadium to watch the Frisco High School football game. The honor classes of Frisco High School alumni will be introduced at the game. The newer high schools have not been in operation long enough to have honor classes.
The annual Frisco Community Parade is scheduled for the next morning at 10 a.m. on Main Street and honorees from the FHS Classes of 1946, 56, 66, 76, and 86 will be in the parade. This year’s parade theme is Salute to the Troops and will be a community Veterans Day event.