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Alliance For Children’s Pinwheel Society hosts 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off

181 community members participated in Alliance For Children’s 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off, hosted by its young professionals group, the Pinwheel Society. Pinwheel Society helps promote the mission and work of Alliance For Children, and consists of individuals ages 25-40ish who work, live and play in Tarrant County.

The event was held at Shipping and Receiving in Fort Worth. Chris Magallanes and Eric Morales of Panther City BBQ, Joey and LeAnn Turner of Brewed, Kevin Martinez of Tokyo Café and Chef Kalen Morgenstern served as judges for the event. Bret Mega of Hot933Hits was the special guest emcee for the afternoon.

In addition to the chili competition, the event included a silent auction and raffle.

The Chili Cook-Off was sponsored by Sid Richardson Carbon & Energy, Ciera Bank, Whole Foods Market Fort Worth, The PlaySpace, Melissa in DFW, Your Local Real Estate Connection.

All proceeds of the event benefit Alliance for Children’s mission to protect Tarrant County children from child abuse through teamed investigations, healing services and community education.


Alliance For Children is the only Children’s Advocacy Center in Tarrant County and one of the first Children’s Advocacy Center programs established in Texas. It is a multidisciplinary coalition of experts who work side-by-side to efficiently and collaboratively bring justice and healing to children and families affected by child sexual abuse, severe and life-threatening child physical abuse, child fatalities and child witnesses to violent crime. Alliance For Children partners with 23 local law enforcement agencies, Cook Children’s Medical Center, Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Its mission is to protect Tarrant County children from child abuse through teamed investigations, healing services and community education. It operates child-friendly centers in Arlington, Fort Worth, Hurst and Lakeside. Since its start in 1992, Alliance For Children has served more than 50,000 children and their protective caregivers.

For more information, visit the organization’s website. publishes every week.
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