Each year, horses and Houstonians dressed in their western finest fill the streets of Houston to celebrate the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. To commemorate the rodeo, the residents of The Buckingham – Houston's premier life care retirement community – recently took part in their own country and western celebration. The Buckingham basked in Texas spirit on Go Texan Day by participating in the community’s annual chili cook-off, as residents and team members faced off to see who would take the top prize for best chili. Participants and attendees were able to savor many different kinds of homemade chili during the contest. Later that evening, residents dressed in their favorite rodeo attire and enjoyed an indulgent Texas-style barbecue dinner complete with a live band that played classic country tunes.
The Buckingham, an SQLC retirement community, embraces every opportunity to help residents experience exciting activities and explore different cultures and traditions, particularly those that honor the spirit of the local Houston community. Through events like the annual chili cook-off, the community provides residents with the opportunity to engage with others and find new ways to be active. The chili cook-off is yet another everyday reminder of the Masterpiece Living® philosophy which is incorporated throughout the community.