Our 10th Annual Cook-off is coming up quickly!  Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 2pm to 6pm.

Our speaker Chris C, from the Frisco Group will be speaking at 4:30pm.  Please bring your chili in a crock-pot of something to keep it warm.  We will have access to a full kitchen if you need to re-heat.  We need to number and register the dishes, so anyone entering the contest for chili or cornbread can fill out the form below and send it back to us.  If you would like you can keep one and send us one.  We can better judge how many extras we will need if everyone registers.  Bring your entry to the church by 2pm.  The cooks get in free!  This year the winners get to take the trophies home for their own personal trophy room.



We are looking forward to the fun and fellowship as well as the food.  Raffle items will be announced within the next few days.  You won’t want to miss them!  One example is a team signed football from the 1993 winning Cowboys,  in a Plexiglas collector’s case.  (Super Bowl XXVII, the year we won by a landslide!)

WESTSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 4711 Westside Drive, Dallas, TX 75209

Contact the office with any questions.

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Thanks to everyone that participated in our 69th Central Office Anniversary.  We had great cake and coffee plus our speaker, Earl H., was “on fire”!  Once Earl auctioned off his own yearly chip we had a flood of donations and we are most grateful.

Our next event will be our 10th Chili Cook-Off.  We will have a raffle, and plenty of extras.  Bring your best chili and/or cornbread and compete!  Our speaker will be Chris C., from the Frisco Group.

Saturday, October 22, from 2pm to 6pm.  Trophies for the top three chili chiefs and the cornbread voted the best..  We will be at the Westside Christian Church, 4711 Westside Drive, Dallas, TX 75209.  If you need a map go to the Sunday Morning Live Group.  They have a meeting in this church.  It is very close to the Inwood and Mockingbird intersection.

DIA’s 10th Chili Cook-off



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As you know, the building we are in, The Wilshire Building, is undergoing a complete reconstruction.  This past Saturday, July 16th, made it quite clear that opening our office on Saturdays is not only dangerous but was almost impossible to get into the building.  The workmen take advantage of the weekend to do major destruction.  We are the only retail office in this building and only open two Saturdays, so no one took that into consideration.

For everyone’s safety and the staff and volunteer’s wellbeing, the office will not be open on Saturdays until the construction is complete or until we find a temporary location to wait out the renovation.  There will be changes in our hours if we do not find a temporary location quickly.  We will keep you posted.  Until something is posted hours remain 10am to 5pm.

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If you visit our office in the near future, be aware that a lot of work is being done throughout the building.  While it may look like something out of a horror movie at the moment, DIA is open for business and it is bright and friendly in our space!  We have no idea how long this will take.  However, we will be here waiting for you!  Be careful of the steps.  It is easy to trip on the exposed edges.  The elevator is slow but reliable.

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We will be holding our 10th Annual Cook-off in the Fall this year instead of Springtime. Cooler weather, hopefully, and we want to make this year a very special event.  We will be releasing information in the coming months special events leading up to the actual cook-off.  More will be revealed!  Watch for clues when you see this on any flyer.  Add them all up and you could be the grand winner of a very special prize!

Bob the Pepper guy

Watch for clues when you see this guy.


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