Sometimes what starts out seemingly like a good idea, can back fire on you!
I'm not saying that this will back fire...but I certainly think I would have to pass it up. I don't know, but it just sounds an alarm bell somewhere deep inside my head!
You know how much I like to eat...and being from the South, chili is one of my favorite foods! However, the idea of holding a chili cook-off, or a BBQ at this place just might put folks off a little.
I can understand the need in these tough times to do just about anything to drum up business...but really, I just don't know about this!
Mass. mortuary hopes chili cook-off brings 'life'Associated Press
March 4, 2010, 1:02PM
Berkshire Eagle: Idea is to make business a community center
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A Western Massachusetts funeral home is trying "bring life" to business with a chili cookoff, a murder-mystery show and free limo rides to couples on their 50th anniversaries.
Terry Probst, the new managing partner of the Devanny-Condron Funeral Home in Pittsfield, hopes the events will remind people that the funeral home is a center for community life.
He said if customers know that the funeral home also can be the setting for other, happier activities, they might take some comfort in the place later when dark times come.
Among other other events sponsored by the funeral home are an art walk, a visit by the Easter Bunny, and monthly birthday cakes to the Pittsfield Senior Center.
Well, you have to give the manager credit for being original...as I don't ever remember hearing about a cook off being held like this before!
Now, my friends, let's get some fresh coffee and go sit on the patio! Supposed to be in the 70's here today!