Shelby County Chamber of Commerce announces A Dinner and An Auction Event
with the Chicken Cooking Contest and Rooster Revel
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce announces the collaboration of the Chicken Cooking Contest, sponsored by
Tyson Foods and the Rooster Revel, sponsored by Texas State Bank, with “A Dinner Auction” event beginning at 5:00
p.m. on Super Wednesday, September 23, 2015 immediately following the 39th East Texas Poultry Festival Doo Dah
parade, sponsored by Center Tire. The event will be held on the north side of the historic downtown Center square. In the
event of inclement weather, the event will move to the active Shelby County Courthouse community room.
The Chicken Cooking Contest is open for participation in three categories, Youth (ages 8 – 13), High School Youth (ages
14-17) Adult (age 18 and above). Contestants will be provided with approximately 36 inches of covered presentation area
to decorate. Participants are asked to prepare their recipe to create 25-30 sample size servings and bring serving utensils.
Participants must be set up before the Doo Dah Parade in order to maintain the time schedule. All participants must have
some type of cover for their dish.
Chicken Cooking Contest awards and trophies will be presented in each category with First Place $100, Second Place
$50 and Third Place $25. All cooking awards will be presented at the conclusion of the Rooster Revel Auction at 6:00
p.m. Event attendees can purchase Food Sampling tickets for $5.00 and ticket holders can vote in the People’s Choice
Award and Best Dressed Table categories.
To be eligible for the cooking contest, participants must submit their recipes to the Chamber office by the entry deadline
Friday, September 18, 2015 by email at email@example.com, postal mail or delivered to 100 Courthouse
Square, A-101, Center, TX 75935. For complete entry details for the Chicken Cooking Contest, please contact the
Chamber office at (936) 598-3682.
Festival Chairman Jim Sawyer stated the Rooster Revel, sponsored by Texas State Bank, live and silent auction will be
happening simultaneously during the Chicken Cooking Contest. The exclusive Rooster Revel 2015 metal art silhouette
designs are created and hand painted by the Center High School Agribusiness and Marketing students led by teacher,
Jessica Shadix, The limited edition artistic creations will be on display for public viewing at various business locations
prior to the auction according to Rooster Revel Chairman, Andi Foster. The business locations include Ace Hardware,
Boles Feed, Brookshire Bros., Cline Family Medicine, Kyle Coffin DDS, Farmers State Bank, Golden Eye Clinic, H&S
Discount Foods, Las Margaritas, Sabine State Bank, Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, Shelby Savings Bank,
Sombreros Mexican Grill & Cantina, Southern Seasons, T/R Steaks & More, Texas State Bank, The Little Fox
Marketplace, Triple J Feed, Vision Source and Windham Dental Clinic
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and the 39th East Texas Poultry Festival Steering Committee extends a
special note of appreciation and gratitude to the following event sponsors: Farmers State Bank, Festival Presenter and
Gold sponsors; City of Center, Drewery Construction and Tyson Foods.
The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is organized to promote and advance economic enrichment and development,
tourism, and the social and civic interest of Shelby County and adjoining areas. For additional information, please call
936.598.3682, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.shelbycountychamber.com.