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October 4, 2012

Things to get a little spicy at Clark Gardens this weekend

Gardens hosting chili cook-off and festival Saturday featuring hot music and some even hotter food

By Libby Cluett | lcluett@mineralwellsindex.com

To sauce up its claim as having “the Spiciest Festival Around” this weekend, Clark Gardens Botanical Park will add extra zing Saturday night by bringing the band Rotel and the Hot Tomatoes to sizzle its stage.

“This year we wanted to blow out all the stops and offer entertainment that would be a real crowd pleaser,” said Garden Director Carol Clark Montgomery of the female band that has played at two Texas governor’s inaugurations and at Dallas Cowboys pre- and post-game events.

Donning beehive hairdos and satin leopard print dresses, Rotel and the Hot Tomatoes’ three dazzling female singers play music from the ‘50s to the ‘80s.

“With a name like Rotel and the Hot Tomatoes it was a perfect fit for the festival,” Montgomery said. “Fall is an amazing time to enjoy the gardens and what better way than to experience the beauty of the gardens with great, fun, energetic music to rock the night away.”

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