Smyrna Branch Office Hosts Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser

SMYRNA, TN.- Crye-Leike, Realtors Smyrna branch office is proud to present its 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008 from 11:00am – 1:00pm, to benefit the Rutherford County Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  The event, which is expected to feature more than a dozen homemade chili recipes, will be held in the front parking lot of the Smyrna Crye-Leike office located at 599 Sam Ridley Parkway West.

“For our office and agents, this is our big fundraiser for the year, and a delicious one at that,” said Chairperson of the Cook Off Committee, Agent Cindy Speer.  “The agents who participate, and many of them do, will bring in steaming crock pots full of chili, soup and this year we’re adding hotdogs to the menu.”

The inspiration for this year’s event is young Tate Lenfant, the son of Crye-Leike Smyrna Sales Associate Tracy Lenfant.  Tate has Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a hereditary disease affecting the mucus glands of the lungs, liver, pancreas and intestines causing a progressive disability.  Tate will be attending the cook-off to share his own personal experience living with the condition and how it affects his life everyday.

“This is our 5th annual Chili Cook Off, a fundraiser that allows the agents to come together as an office and raise money for a special community organization,” said Speer.  “Since one of our own Crye-Leike family members has CF, we are truly inspired by his courage and we want to help make a difference.”

Pre-sale tickets are $4.00 and go up to $5.00 the day of the event. Ticket prices include chili, toppings and a drink.  Desserts will also be on sale with all proceeds benefiting the Rutherford County Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

“In addition to great chili, soup and hotdogs, we’ll also have a silent auction with some great gifts and merchandise people can come out and bid on,” said Speer. “This is of course a cook-off as well as a fundraiser, so we’ll also be judging the chili and naming a winner.”

To find out more about the Crye-Leike Smyrna office Annual Chili Cook Off and how you can get involved please call the sales center directly at 615-220-1300.

Harold Crye and Dick Leike established Crye-Leike, REALTORS in 1977.  Today, Crye-Leike?, the nations 4th largest real estate company, has a network of more than 4,100 sales associates and 132 corporate and franchise offices located in 65 counties through-out the eight-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina.

Crye-Leike is a full-service real estate company offering buyers and sellers services in the following areas of specialty: residential sales, mortgage lending, title, insurance, commercial business and investments, property management, development and construction, builder resources, REO bank-owned properties, relocation, auctions, and home services referrals.  In 2007, the Crye-Leike organization attained sales of $5.7 billion with 32,500 closed transaction sides.