Rotary Chili Feast Feb. 1, Raffle to feature choice of 3 vehicles

HIGHLANDS – Preparations are underway for the 45th Annual Highlands Rotary Club’s Chili Feast.

The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the social hall of St. Jude’s Catholic Church, on Main Street in Highlands.

Chili Feast Chairman Andy Scott has made arrangements to bring back a popular vehicle in the raffle, a Chevy pick-up truck. The winner of the raffle will have a choice of this, or another vehicle, such as an SUV Chevy Equinox, or a sporty Camaro. Vehicles are being furnished by Turner Chevrolet in Crosby.

Every year the club cooks some delicious chili for the community, as they wait expectantly for the winner of the raffle to be announced. Chester’s Famous Recipe is renown as the best tasting ever since he first cooked it.

There are only 700 raffle tickets, at $100 donation apiece, and 15 other valuable prizes. The chances of winning are quite high. Tickets are available from any Rotarian, many local businesses in Highlands and Crosby, or call 713-426-3558.

You can also come only for the chili lunch, at $7.00 and stay for the silent and live auction, with many unique items. Tickets are available at the door.

Club president Sheila McDonald reminds the public that proceeds from the Chili Feast are used for the benefit of the community, supporting youth project, scholarships, and other worthwhile events.

McDonald also said that sponsors are still needed, and will benefit from publicity and tickets to the lunch and auction. Contact her at 713-586-4888 if you would like to help, or also if you are interested in joining the club.