HIGHLANDS – Rotarians and the community are looking forward to the 48th Annual Chili Feast this Saturday, which will be held at the St. Jude’s Catholic Church social hall on Main Street. Chili will be served from 11am to 3pm.

This tradition dates back to 1976, when the club held its first Chili Feast at the Holiday Inn Travel Park on S. Main. In 1983 the first raffle for a new car was held in conjunction, and Gladys Burton won a new Cadillac.

Since then, the club has held a Chili Feast and new car raffle every year, and has raised almost $1,000,000. Each year the proceeds from the Chili Feast are returned to the community for scholarships and support of other worthwhile activities.

The Chili Feast is under the direction of chairperson Denise Smith and club president Andy Scott this year, with all the members assisting.

The public is welcome, and $10 dinner tickets and $100 raffle tickets are available from all Rotarians and many local businesses. Tickets are available by calling 832-483-3505 or at the door.