The area Pioneer Kiwanis club invites members of the community to participate in their Chili Feed Thursday, their largest fundraiser of the year which will set the pace for the organization’s budget for the upcoming year.
Kiwanis member Gayle Sackett has been a part of the group for 12 years and said they have held this particular fundraiser each of those years. In previous years, Sackett said the community has really shown their support by attending.
“This is our biggest fundraiser of the year,” Sackett said, saying in past years they have raised about $4,000.
Sackett says they hope the fundraiser is successful again this year as those finances will then be used for the organization’s budget and ability to help area children and elderly through other local organizations.
“There are lots of things we budget for to give back to the community,” Sackett said of what the funds will be used for, including giving to organizations such as the Beacon, Adopt a Family, Care to Share, United Way, My Father’s House, as well as after-school programs and to the police department for backpacks they give to youth taken into custody.
The chili feed will be hosted at the First Presbyterian Church, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., for $5 when tickets are purchased in advance from Kiwanis members or at the Chamber of Commerce, Landmark Bank or Country Cupboard, or for $6 at the door. Children under the age of 5 years old are free.
Tickets include the chili meal and a dessert of homemade pie. Hot dogs will also be available.