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Kostka wins Chili raffle

David Kostka learns he was the winner of the new vehicle that Highlands Rotary club raffled off at their Chili Feast last Saturday, as daughter Haley Maxey expresses her joy.

HIGHLANDS – The Rotary Club reported another successful community benefit event, after their 45th Annual Chili Feast last Saturday.

Event chairman Andy Scott said that several hundred people attended the chili luncheon and auctions at St. Jude’s church. The highlight of the event is always the drawing of the winning ticket for a new vehicle, which was won this year by David Kostka of Highlands.

Funds from the event are used by the club for scholarships and to support other youth and community activities through the year. Scott reported that the Chili Feast had 13 major sponsors this year, sold 600 raffle tickets, and raised about $60,000 in net proceeds for its projects.

The winner of the vehicle has a choice of a new pickup truck, SUV, or sports car as furnished by Turner Chevrolet.

In addition to the Raffle, events included a Live Auction, a Silent Auction, a Card Draw for a shotgun, and bowls and bowls of Chester’s Famous Chili.

Rotarians were aided in this event by the Interact Club of Chinquapin, and the Highlands Horizon club.

Club president Sheila McDonald thanked everyone in the community that supported the Chili Feast and contributed to its success.