Famous afghan at Chili Feast

What one item have you seen before at the Highlands Rotary Club’s Chili Feast?

Yes, it’s that AFGHAN!

It will be returning, after several years of hiding, to be auctioned off once more as part of the Rotary Club’s 34th Annual Chili Feast, Raffle and Auction, to be held Saturday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. at St. Jude’s Church Hall.

The Afghan was originally knitted by Shirley Hausberger’s mother, for a Chili Feast many, many years ago, according to Tricia Scott and Nell Herndon. Many Rotarians and Highlands people have owned it over the years, and then donated it back for another auction.

The last owner was past Rotarian Charlie Farrar, who has donated it this year. It remains to be seen who will walk away with this tradition in 2009!

Of course, the biggest prize is still a pick-up truck, this year a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado from John Keating Chevy. Many other prizes are part of the raffle, and attendees can plan on a bowl or two of Chester’s famous Chili.

There are two types of tickets, lunch for $8 or Raffle for $100, with only 600 sold. They are available from all Rotarians, and many businesses in Highlands and Crosby, including Woodforest and Crosby banks, Foodtown Supermarket, Dr. White’s office, Rainbow Jewelry, Edward Jones, Rosenkranz insurance, and more.