SMYRNA ? Realtors in Crye-Leike's Smyrna office continued their tradition of hosting a chili lunch fundraiser and cooked up $1,167 at their seventh annual chili cook-off this year.


All proceeds from the event will be donated to the "Cops and Kids for Christmas" program, which is a benefactor of the Dr. Scott Snyder's foundation. Organizers said the money raised will help provide presents for children who probably wouldn't have a Christmas without the help from others.


"Dr. Snyder has graciously participated as a judge in our chili cook-offs over the last few years," said Crye-Leike agent Debbie Michaelson in a news release. "We are very pleased with the monies we raised at our seventh annual cook-off and feel that Dr. Snyder's foundation is a very deserving recipient to receive the funds we collected this year."


Agents from the office had fun a few weeks ago dusting off their cook-books and preparing their best chili recipes in hopes of winning the honor as 'Best Chili Cook' and in hopes of helping raise lots of money for the "Cops and Kids for Christmas" program.


"For our office and agents, this is our big fundraiser for the year, and a delicious one at that," said Michaelson. "It allows the agents to come together as an office and raise money for a special community organization. We thank everyone who came out to our chili cook-off and joined our efforts in supporting Dr. Snyder's wonderful charity."


For more information on the Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser, contact Crye-Leike's Smyrna branch office at 615-220-1300.