HIGHLANDS – Rotary held their 48th annual Chili Feast last Saturday, and awarded a new 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer in their raffle, to Highlands resident Kris Dahlquist.
Hundreds attended this annual community get-togather, and enjoyed delicious chili dinners and socializing with many folks they hadn’t seen since last year’s event.
This is the main fundraising event for the Rotary club, and the proceeds of about $100,000 are used throughout the year for community and Rotary projects and scholarships. Last year the club awarded 18 scholarships, totaling over $32,000, mainly from proceeds of this event. Over the 48 years of the event, Highlands Rotary has returned almost $1 million to the community in improvements and project support.
The Chili Feast was chaired this year by Denise Smith, who said: “Highlands Rotary Club Fundraiser is a big success!!!!
Many thanks to all Rotarians for your commitment & hard work. Special shout out to the Chinquapin Interact Club and North Shore Anchor Club. We absolutely could not hold this event without you. Thanks to all who bought sponsorships, raffle tickets, donated & bought auction items and volunteered on Saturday. We had a successful event thanks to all of you.”
Major sponsors included Daniel’s Meat Market, Right Way Sand, and Hill Materials. Rotary president Andy Scott thanked all the Rotarians, Chinquapin Interact and North Shore Anchor club, and the community for the support and assistance given to this event.