The Drei Staaten Gruppe held the 2nd annual Horses and Porsches early fall Chili Party
at Mark and Tina Schlachter’s new party barn on a beautiful late summer day on Sept 10, 2023.
A big thanks to Peter, Kathy, Mark and Tina for organizing this great late summer event.
Also a big assist from Matthew Boettcher with the grilling setup and keeping the
food table stocked.
The added bonus was that it was a 20-30 minute drive for most arrivals, so we had
a chance to exercise our Porsches.
Roughly 60 guests took part in the activities on Mark’s beautiful and spacious property.
DSG and Ohio Valley PCA members and other guests brought a fine assembly of 356’s and 911’s.
Sprinkle in a vintage Jaguar, Corvette, and Chevelle, and a nice little car show broke out.
Participants arrived with their homemade chili pots, as well as a splendid
assortment of treats that would rival a Buskin’s bakery case!
The chili tasting kicked of the afternoon delights, and if chili was not your favorite, the DSG
head griller, Peter Boettcher and friend Kathy grilled up some more traditional cook out items.
After lunch the property owner next to Mark’s who runs a horse stable brought over some riding horses for the kids,
and adults to enjoy. This was a very unique addition to our traditional fall outing!
Next the ballots were counted and the top three voted chili’s were Diane Iseman, 1st, Ruth Zacharias, 2nd
and Jon Moxley a close third. Everyone had fun sampling the variety of chilis and had a tough time trying to
decide which one they liked the best. They were all great tasting!
We ended the day wishing 356 Registry Hall of Fame member Tom Oerther a Happy Birthday!
This event has become a club staple and we all look forward to returning next year.