Iron Communities, in partnership with South Main Iron, presented a check to the Boys & Girls Club of the Red River Valley in the amount of $15,583 following their inaugural event, Paris Steak Wars.
The inaugural event was a rare opportunity to try Prime Ribeye from twenty different teams and enjoy live music and great company all throughout the day. With the vent bringing in an estimated 2,000 attendees from the tri-state area and comments like “This is one of the best events I’ve seen in this town”, you could say it was an event well-done.
“The Iron Communities Board spent just shy of 18 months planning this event. With it being the first year there was a lot of groundwork to do in order for it to run smoothly and get all the logistics to work together,” said Kris Estep, Board President. “With that said, we couldn’t be more proud of the turnout. We’re so grateful to our sponsors, the teams and those that attended to make it possible. To be able to present a check of this amount in only the first year of the event is really humbling.”
Three teams took home trophies with the grand prize ($1,000, donated by South Main Iron) going to first place.
First Place: TableLeaf (Sulphur Springs, TX)
Second Place: Paris EMS (Paris, TX)
Third Place: Marcus and the Missteaks (Paris, TX)
More than 500 steaks were served between 12-4 pm and live music was on the big stage throughout the entire day. The event kicked off with a Pre-Party the night before and if you didn’t attend some may even say that was a big missteak.
“We are blown away by the feedback from this event. Our team is already working on Paris Steak Wars 2022 and we hope everyone is ready for an even bigger and better year two,” said Estep. “For us, there was no better way to celebrate our third anniversary in downtown Paris. We love our community, we love our customers and we love Paris.. and obviously, there’s no better way to celebrate than steak and cold drinks!”
Photo Cutline: Iron Communities and South Main Iron present the Steak Wars 2021 donation to members of the Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley.
Left to right: Lydia Fitzgerald, Russell Jackson, Lea Emerson, Montgomery Moore, Jason Macchia, JoKyle Varner, Kris Estep, Brittany Barney-Burns, Ryan Whitaker