Texas Heritage National Bank is proud to be the Title Sponsor for the 2021 CCRR to be held October 2nd on Celebration Plaza. 40 cooking teams are expected to be competing in the Open and Professional Divisions. With $6,500 in prize money plus bragging rights the competition is expected to be intense. Brandon Bell with Potts Feed Store out of Emory, states, “Every year the teams get better and the scores improve. Enthusiasm is high after COVID shut down this annual event in 2020. We have most all of the teams back from 2019 with several new teams entered this year.” The Children’s Burger Challenge and a hors d’oeuvre competition will be included.”
Sponsors of the event are also showing a lot of excitement with Medium Rare returning sponsors including Sulphur Springs Livestock Auctions; Jay Hodge Chevrolet; Brookshire’s and one new Medium Rare sponsor, Lone Star Ag-Credit. Medium Sponsors for 2021 include Corner Grub House Restaurant; Omega Networks; Texas Farm Credit and BackStory Brewery. Without our sponsors we would not be able to continue this event. We want to Thank all of these and the many other sponsors that enable us to showcase area ranchers and promote the Beef Industry. This industry has a tremendous impact on the Northeast Texas area. The NETBIO participating ranches market 40 to 50,000 head of quality feeder calves thru 8 sales annually.
Dr. Mario Villarino encouraged everyone to, “Come to the Plaza Saturday afternoon, to go through The Cattle Trail which will include several informational stations across the plaza with interesting facts and presentations from local Ranchers and Agribusiness representatives. We have some great prizes for children and adults that complete the trail on Saturday afternoon. The cooking teams will also have hors d’oeuvre samplers available throughout the afternoon for visitors completing the Cattle Trail.”
Evening activities include announcement of the winners of the competition followed by live entertainment provided by Bobby Irwin and a Ribeye Steak Dinner for $25. Rebecca McDaniel states, “Tickets may be purchased from Texas Heritage National Bank as long as supplies last. After dinner the crowd will be treated to a concert by the Swon Brothers. These two Song writers and recording artists got started in 2013 as the first duo to make the finals of the Voice when they finished third in the competition. They are exciting entertainers and will put on a great show that you don’t want to miss.
Come learn more about the Beef Industry; Cheer on your favorite team; have a great ribeye dinner cooked by one of the teams with sides provided by Lyndsay Palmer then kick back for some great entertainment!
By Dwyatt Bell