What's Been "H"appening 10/20/01
by Mike and Sue Hanus, AGWA-Illinois Chapter H
On Saturday, October 20th over 65 members and friends of AGWA-IL
participated in their annual Fall Color Run.  The run ended at Johnson's
Mound Forest Preserve in Elburn, Illinois where AGWA-IL Chapter H hosted the
participants at their Third Annual Chili Cook - Off.

The day started with most participants meeting for breakfast prior to the
run.  Due to the large number of attendees, the run was broken down into
several smaller groups for safety purposes.  After departing, each group's
leader selected their own unique route with the end point being the Chapter
H Chili Cook - Off site.

Upon arriving at the Chili Cook - Off, the participants encountered no less
than 10 different types of chili to sample.  The chili was accompanied by
all the "usual" trimmings (grated cheese, jalapenos, onions, various hot
sauces, etc.), as well as an ample supply of cornbread, French bread and
crackers.  As if that were not enough, there were also a large selection of
desserts (if you left room).  For those that didn't like chili, hot dogs
with all the trimmings were provided.

It was not easy, but after much soul searching (and belt loosening!), this
year's winners were:

Category        Winner        Prize
--------        ------        -----
Spiciest Chili    Karen Jalomo    Fire Extinguisher
Most Unique        Miriam Gillman    Smoke Alarm
Best Overall    Leona Tatman    Smoke Alarm

After the chili cook - off, several folks "braved the ladybugs" (yes, they
were there again this year!) and went outside to play horseshoes, while
others preferred to remain indoors and play chess or checkers.  While we're
on the subject of horseshoes, rumor has it that a certain Chapter H Rep
claims that his team beat the ex-Chapter H Rep's team for the "AGWA-IL
Chapter H World Horseshoe Championship".  We have found that this rumor is
untrue and unsubstantiated!  There is no photographic evidence or credible
witnesses to this "supposed" match, therefore this outrageous claim to being
the "new world champions" cannot become a matter of record!  :0)

A 50-50 was held and you'll never guess who won (again) - "Lucky" Larry
Greco from Chapter H!  Oh, well - he's got to pay for that new GL1800
somehow.

AGWA-IL and Chapter H would like to thank all those that participated in the
color run, brought chili for the cook-off or helped out.  Chapter H would
especially like to add a BIG thank you to the following individuals for
going "above the call of duty" to help make this year's event a success:
Paulette Brenton, Les Chapman, Leona Tatman, Jo Ann Scalpone, Wanda
Densmore, Joel Gyurnek and Sue Hanus.

We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

Pictures can be viewed at:

http://albums.photopoint.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=1165115&a=13903351

or view my entire Photo "H"appenings Web Page Album

Ride Safe!

Mike & Sue Hanus
AGWA-IL Chapter H