Let’s put the HEAT on cancer

cookoffHOME Real Estate is gearing up for the fourth annual Soup or Chili Cook-off for Cancer Wednesday, February 27 at 11:30 a.m. at 3355 Orwell St. in Lincoln.

Celebrity guest judges this year are: Channel 8 Eyewitness News Anchor Rod Fowler, Country Club of Lincoln Executive Chef Lorin Dagel, and Miss Star City Kalyssa Hoefer. All of the proceeds go to the local American Cancer Society. The group raised about $1,200 in 2010, $1,700 in 2011, and $2,975 in 2012, with $1,840 going to the American Cancer Society and the remainder to support an agent’s transplant fund.

“Cancer has affected so many of our family of agents and employees that we wanted to find a way to support this worthwhile cause and put the heat on cancer,” said HomeServices of Nebraska CEO Gene Brake.

HOME agents and staff, along with staff from Nebraska Land Title and Abstract (NLTA), HomeServices Lending, HomeServices of Nebraska Insurance and Larabee School of Real Estate vote for their favorite soup or chili with purchased voting beans. The winning chef gets bragging rights and his/her name on the Top Chef plaque.

The 2013 participants from HOME Real Estate are: Tracy Oehlerking, Cotner; Regina Kastrup, North; and Donna Melichar, Pine Lake. Connie Hain is cooking for the Support Services office, and Samantha Kinnett and Mary Pro are cooking for NLTA.

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