Tres Rios RV Park Hosts 9th Annual Relay For Life and Tolbert Chili and Barbecue Cook-Off

Tres Rios RV Park Hosts 9th Annual Relay For Life and Tolbert Chili and Barbecue Cook-Off

Ocean Canyon Properties (OCP), a privately owned RV membership camping resort company, is excited to announce their 9th annual Tolbert Chili and Barbecue Cook-Off at Tres Rios RV Resort in Glen Rose, Texas, benefiting the Johnson County Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. The weekend, taking place March 20th and 21st, is put on by teachers and administrators from the Alvarado School District in central Texas.

Beginning the weekend of food and fun on Friday night is an appetizer and drinks competition Friday night. The fun continues with the main dishes on Saturday, the Chili Cook-off features dishes from multiple categories. Submissions will include barbecue, salsa, beans, dutch oven bread, a dutch oven open entry, fruit dessert, pork ribs, chicken, pork butt and brisket. The first of its kind in the area, the cook-off attracts dozens of cooks and families every year looking to get in on the fun and show off their cooking prowess from all over the South.

“We love coming back to Tres Rios’ facilities every year. Our relay team is so blessed to be able to all gather to find a cure for cancer. We invite everyone to come help raise some money and eat some amazing food by all the competing cooks!” said Lori Nunez, event coordinator and teacher.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st through 3rd place in each category. The cook with the most points at the end of the competition will be awarded the High-Point Cook $200 cash prize. First place in each category wins a cash prize of $50. At the end of the event, select dishes will be served to the public. For more information, visit our website at or call (254) 221-0018. All proceeds from the Chili Cook-off will be donated to the American Cancer Society. In 2014, the contest hosted 84 cooks and raised $14,950 the American Cancer Society, the most of any cook-off so far.

“We are thrilled to have the Johnson County Relay for Life team back at Tres Rios RV Resort for their ninth annual Tolbert Chili and Barbecue Cook-Off fund raiser for the American Cancer Society. It is such an enjoyable event for both the contestants and the attendees. Ocean Canyon Properties is proud to be involved with such a great group of people for such a great cause.” said Peter Graffman, Executive Vice President of Ocean Canyon Properties.

Nestled amongst native Texas pecan and oak trees on 47 spacious acres, Tres Rios RV Resort is named for the three Texas rivers that converge on the resort’s southern point — the Brazos River, the Paluxy River, and Squaw Creek. It is one of eight resorts in the Ocean Canyon private RV membership resort system, which also includes Styx River Resort in Robertsdale, AL, Millwood Landing Golf and RV Resort in Ashdown, AR, Abita Springs Resort in Abita Springs, LA, North Shore Resort in Greensboro, GA, Mountain Lakes Resort in Langston, AL, Texoma Shores Resort in Madill, OK, and Compton Ridge Campground in Branson, MO.

About Ocean Canyon Properties

Ocean Canyon Properties is a growing system of privately owned, membership resorts that offer spacious RV campsites, comfortable vacation cabins, cottages and condos along with a wide variety of private resort amenities. With beautiful resort locations situated throughout the southern United States, OCP RV resorts provide the safe, secure and enjoyable recreational experience that so many families seek.

The Ocean Canyon Properties senior management has been directly involved in the membership camping resort industry on a national platform for over 30 years. This experience, combined with the rigorous standards of operation at both the resort and corporate levels ensure that the company operates securely, responsibly and continually provides the highest levels of service to its members, their guests and employees. Ocean Canyon is active in supporting community organizations that help children and families in the Southeast. You can find out more at their website at

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