5 o’clock, the room was organized, full of unsampled
chili, and devoid of hungry guests. Scroll down to see a
very different scene as the night wore on and the chili
couldn’t be scooped too quickly…
became clear early on that this particular Chili, created
by our own Joanne Petrillo, was a crowd-pleaser. In fact,
the crowd awarded “JoJo’s Indian Chicken Chili”
First Prize in the People’s Choice category.
ADNET’s Kristy Reid, with Warren Horton and Kathy
Deming of Arthur A. Horton, Inc.
Labodycz and Alan Nathan of Nathan, Powers & Company,
LLP. Alan has been ADNET’s accountant from the very
beginning, since our inception 15 years ago.
Dale Warren of Linemaster, ADNET’s Bill Palmer, Eric
Hann of Linemaster, and Dan Antion of American Nuclear Insurers.
This is Chiller, of “Chiller’s Chillin’
Chili Chicanery”, dancing because John Bolduc was
awarded Second Place in the People’s Choice category
for this innovative blend of sweetness and bite. “There
were many ingredients”, according to John, “two
of which are special ingredients to remain a secret. The
Chili Spies are everywhere!” Both ingredients are
still legal in the state of Connecticut... for now.
John Monacella and Jack Ferraro explore ADNET's inner sanctum
President & CEO Ed Laprade, with Sister M. Carlotta
and Sister Joanne Kaminski of the Felician Order, and William
Callahan of ADNET, Ed Laprade, and Andrew Speyer of Choate
Rosemary Hall School.
Laprade, Ed Laprade, and Dan Antion.
7 o’clock, when most of the chili had been devoured,
it was time to tally the votes and determine the winners.
In the meantime, Door Prizes were awarded, including the
Grand Prize, a weekend getaway to Cape Cod!
winner Angela Deschenes and Ed Laprade draw the next winner
from the bowl.
Coveted 2006 Chili Cookoff Trophies—This year’s
categories were Most Creative Name, Hottest, and of course,
were Door Prizes galore to be won, including ADNET T-Shirts
(courtesy of Tee’s Plus) Margarita Mix, and unique
gift baskets, individually created by Cheryl Laprade, ADNET’s
Vice President of Administration.
Sadler, Jose Cortes, and Glenn Eigabroadt of Robert E. Morris
Billava and Adam Mike of UConn Health Center.
ADNET’s John Bolduc and Jody Maple of Insurance Center
of New England.
Laprade with her niece Becky Gosselin (left) and her daughter
Karah Laprade (right).
Mike, Jeff Boyko and Jack Ferraro of the UConn Health Center,
with Marcia Clark of Capital Community College.
Laprade with Jack Ferraro, Jeff Boyko, Adam Mike, and Thimmayya
Billava of the UConn Health Center.
is what remains of “JoJo’s Indian Chicken Chili”
at the end of the night—namely, an empty pot and the
few scraps of chili that missed the cup. Joanne won first
place in the 2003 People’s Choice category and second
place in both 2004 and 2005.
To the left, we have Ray and Luanne Stone from Stone Insurance
of Suffield, LLC. Ray won first place in the People’s
Choice category for five years straight and opted not to
enter this year, much to the disappointment of the fans
of “Ray’s Sweet Chili”.
Boyko talks over chili with Chuck Wise, ADNET’s Vice
President of Business Applications
left to right: Jeff Cohn of SAGE Computer Associates, Jeff
Driever of Connective Computing, Inc., Kevin Tombs of Global
Brain, LLC, Chris Cummings of TTJ Computer Services, Lisa
Mitchell of Progressive Computer Systems, Inc., Ed Laprade
and Tim Weber of ADNET, Jim Perrier of Universal Data, Scott
Johnson of PC Solutions, and Anne Stanton of Global Brain,
participation was encouraged, and Sue Palazzo of Filomeno
& Company, P.C. gladly obliged.
the winner is…”
portion of the ADNET crew—still wound up as the night