HOME Real Estate is gearing up for the third annual Soup or Chili Cook-off for Cancer today at 11:30 at 3355 Orwell St. in Lincoln.
New additions this year include three celebrity guest judges: 2011 Miss Nebraska Kayla Batt, KLKN-TV Anchor Rod Fowler, and Sandhills Golf Club Head Chef Jake Thiesen. Furthermore, the group is introducing a silent auction to help raise additional funds. 100 percent of the proceeds go to the local American Cancer Society. The group raised about $1,200 in 2010 and $1,700 in 2011.
“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 and Woods Bros Realty agents and staff, along with staff from Nebraska Land Title and Abstract, 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 their name on the Top Chef plaque.
The 2012 participants from HOME Real Estate are: Jan Thomas, Cotner; Donna Shinaut, North; Barb Bulow and Stacy Grooms, Pioneer Greens; Don Dahlquist and Patti Whitbeck, Pine Lake. Larry Melichar is cooking for the Support Services office.