CHILI COOK-OFF OCTOBER 6, 2018

Our 12th Annual Miami's Heartland Chilli Cook-offf

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More pictures available on our Facebook Page - "Miami's Heartland Chili Cook-off"

Thanks to our Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors

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Thanks to our many 2018 sponsors for making this cook-off one of the best!

October 6, 2018 - Aerial View of 2018 Chili Cook-off

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And the 2018 Winners are...

Showmanship - Joe McMillan State Farm

Restaurant - Smitty McMusselmans

Business - Save-A-Lot

Church - Mexico Baptist

Individual - Sherry Raber for Clerk

School - Ivy Tech, Chef Mike

2018 Chili Cook-Off

The Pickers Place booth was a real winner in our book!

The Picker's Place was a winner in our book - thanks for cooking!

2018 Chili Cook-Off

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Best Business People's Choice Award:      SAVE-A-LOT!

Despite rolling thunderstorms  and soggy conditions, the sun did come out a few times - people had a great time!

Havesting Capabilities Volunteers - We couldn't do it without them!

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Haravesting volunteers packing up for the day - still smiling!

Chili Registration Brochure

HC 2018 Chili Clint Eastwood FINAL (pdf)

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About Us

OUR BEGINNINGS

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Over ten years ago, Miami County residents Mike Hines and Jeff Morehead recognized the need for a support group for those with disabilities in the area.  Having had disabilities themselves for many years and being constantly confronted with non-access into many places in Peru, they formed a 501(c)3 organization in 2007, focused on educating our community and offering help to others in similar situations. The Harvesting Capabilities name was derived from their motto:
Share your dreams and talents with us and then let us help you 

"Harvest them into Capabilities." 

Our organization is governed by a volunteer board of 8 members which meet the fourth Thursday of each month. 


OUR PRESENT DAY

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Harvesting Capabilities has become a familiar name to those in the Miami County area who need assistance with ramps, adaptive equipment, and help with the challenges associated with disabilities.  HC is also now serving our aging Senior population with these same services.

Our Thrift Store, Discount Medical Equipment and offices are located at 231 North Grant Street in Peru.  

Proceeds from sales at the thrift store will increase our services to the community and help fund our current project, an all-inclusive playground for children of ALL abilities.   

We gratefully accept donations of gently used clothing, working household items, furniture and medical equipment  during regular business hours.  Our store hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


OUR FUTURE GOALS- HC PARK

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In addition to serving the Seniors and those with disabilities in our community, we have recognized the need for an all-inclusive playground.  Working with the Chamber of Commerce, the City of Peru and the Parks Board, we have determined the best location for this playground is adjacent to Miami's Fort, on the River Walkway.

 

We  selected AAA State of Play as our designer and builder and are asking the community for donations through our "Buy a Brick" program.  We currently have over $20,000 in our playground fund and are applying for grants to get to our goal of $108,000.  Proceeds from the 2018 Chili Cook-off will again be going toward this fund. You can help by clicking on the donate button and making a contribution to our all-inclusive playground for children of ALL physical abilities!

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PLEASE BUY A BRICK - HELP US PAVE THE WAY TO OUR ALL-INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUND!

$50.00

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Harvesting Capabilities is building a unique ALL-INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUND for children of ALL abilities!  Your brick purchase will fund a wonderful community asset at Miami's Fort to be enjoyed for years to come.  Thank you!