Family Promise of Lake Houston to Hold Chicks & Hogs Cook-Off

One of the newest charities in town is beginning to impact the community in a big way. Family Promise of Lake Houston, which will celebrate its first anniversary in August, utilizes thirteen local churches to assist homeless families in moving towards independent living. The non-profit organization provides shelter, food and counseling for homeless families with children. 

“On average, more than 80 percent of our participating families find permanent housing,” says Family Promise Executive Director Carole Marchand. “We have over 2,500 volunteers who work with our families through our local host congregations.”

To support its cause, Family Promise is holding a unique, inaugural fund-raising event, “The Chicks & Hogs Cook-Off” on Sat., June 26 from 6-10 p.m. The event takes place a the Harley-Davidson dealership at 111 Northpines Drive in Kingwood.

Family Promise is looking for corporate cooking sponsors to participate in a barbecue cook-off. Each sponsor will be assigned a “pig pen” in which to cook barbecue for up to 200 people and compete for the “Boss Hog” Award 2010. In addition, sponsors receive 100 tickets to invite their customers and employees to attend the night of great food and music by The Lonestar Bluegrass Band.

This is an invitation only event, but there is one way the general public can attend. The organization is raffling off a 2010 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail Classic motorcycle. Purchase a raffle ticket for $100 and that buys admittance for two to the Cook-Off. Only 250 tickets will be sold. The winner does not need to be present to win.

So get out that recipe for grandpa’s secret barbecue sauce and join Family Promise for a great event to benefit homeless families in our community.

To become an event sponsor or purchase a raffle ticket, contact Marchand at 281-441-3754 or

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