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Community supports ROTARY benefit

Chili Feast Raffle winner Carolyn Mulloy, right, with Rotary Chili Feast chair Jerry Fallin in front of her new truck, at Turner Chevrolet.

Carolyn Mulloy wins Chili Feast Truck

HIGHLANDS – The Rotary Club held a very successful 46th Annual Chili Feast last Saturday, in spite of the logistic problems caused by the pandemic, including the fact that they were unable to serve Chili due to restrictions on large assemblies. For the first time, the event was held at the Methodist Church, with only Rotarians present as the winning tickets were pulled from the rotating hopper.

The Chili Feast Chairman this year was the club’s president-elect, Jerry Fallin, assisted by President Andy Scott and all the other Rotarians selling tickets, sponsorships, and other duties to make the event run smoothly.

Because of the pandemic, and the omission of chili this year, the club had some concern that they might not sell enough tickets to cover their expenses and have additional funds for community projects. The major recipient of support from the Chili Feast is the Rotary Scholarship program, which last year awarded $30,000 to 18 college bound students.

However, the community turned out in great numbers and bought all 700 raffle tickets, which provided the same amount of income as previous years. As well as raffle tickets, their were a number of corporate sponsors that also contributed support.

Chairman Fallin said that they wish to thank all that participated including these sponsors:

Rotarians hold Chili Raffle this Saturday

Highlands Rotarians will hold their Chili Feast RAFFLE (no chili this year) on Saturday, Feb. 6. They invite you to help by purchasing a $100 raffle ticket, and win this new 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Pickup truck, or a Camaro. Vehicles furnished by Turner Chevrolet in Crosby. Call 281-426-3558 for ticket information.

HIGHLANDS – Rotarians are busy this week making final arrangements for their annual Chili Feast Raffle. As usual the community has an opportunity to win spectacular prizes, including a new vehicle from Turner Chevrolet, either a Colorado pickup or a Camaro. There are also 16 other valuable prizes. However, because of safety precautions due to the Pandemic, the location has been changed, and no chili will be served. The Rotary club thanks the community for their support and understanding in these circumstances, and helping with this most important community fund raiser.

There will be nothing held at St. Judes Catholic church this year.

Rotary Chili Feast Feb. 6, but no Chili this year

Can I sell you the Brooklyn Bridge? No? Well how about a Chili Feast ticket, without any Chili?

That’s the situation the Highlands Rotary Club finds this year, as precautions to avoid the COVID-19 virus meant that a community dinner was not a good idea.

However, the Raffle for a new car or truck will still be held, according to President Andy Scott, and the public is encouraged to purchase a raffle ticket for $100 to support the club’s community projects and scholarships, and of course win a new vehicle. See any Rotarian or call 281-426-3558 for ticket information.

Rotary modifies Feb. 6 Chili Feast

Raffle ON, Chili OUT, Location NEW

HIGHLANDS – The raffle associated with the Annual Highlands Rotary Chili Feast will be held at The Highlands United Methodist Church, 107 W Houston St., Highlands, on Saturday, February 6th. Due to the pandemic, there will not be a Chili dinner, auction or any other type of events that is usually associated with the Chili Feast. Just the raffle. There will be nothing held at St. Judes Catholic church this year.

Rotarians will be at the Methodist Church from 9 am till 12 noon on Feb 6th to sell tickets and people are encouraged to come there to buy tickets if they have not bought tickets yet. Cut off for ticket sales will be 12 noon on the 6th.

There will be a live internet feed, Facebook, Clubrunner or other location. The drawing will be held in the same manner as before – all ticket stubs will be placed in the hopper and all ticket stubs will be drawn and all tickets drawn will be recorded as usual.

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.

Tickets now available for Rotary Chili Feast on Feb. 1st

Highlands Rotarians display a new silver Chevrolet Equinox SUV that is one of the 16 prizes ticket holders can win at the 45th Annual Rotary Chili Feast. The event will be held at St. Jude’s Social Hall at 808 S. Main Street in Highlands, on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Winner of the Raffle will have a choice of 3 vehicles from Turner Chevrolet, a Colorado Pick-up, a Chevy Camaro, or the Equinox shown above, with Jacob Perez from Turner. Tickets are $7 for chili only, or $100 for a chance to win the big prizes. Tickets are on sale from all Rotarians, or call 281- 426-3558. Only 700 tickets are sold, so winning odds are quite good.

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.

Frankie Brewer wins Rotary Chili Feast car

WINNER OF THE NEW CAR in the Highlands Rotary Club Chili Feast Raffle was Frankie Brewer, center, with Gene Lenamond. Pictured with the winners are some of the Rotarians that helped with the Chili Feast. L to R, Teresa Martin, Tricia Scott, Denise Smith, Andy Scott, Sheila McDonald, Delana Matthews, Irene Adcox, and Charlie Ward.

HIGHLANDS – Hundreds of enthusiastic local residents gathered last Saturday for the annual Rotary Club Chili Feast.

For the second year in a row, the winner of the new vehicle in the Chili Feast Raffle was a walk-in, buying their $100 ticket at the door. Actually, Frankie Brewer and Gene Lenamond bought five tickets, and one of them turned out to be the lucky one.

The Rotary Club’s 44th Annual Chili Feast was a great success, according to officials with the club. President-elect Sheila McDonald made a report to the club at their luncheon on Tuesday, reporting that the gross receipts for the event are in line with previous years, even though the attendance and ticket sales were down slightly.

The club grossed about $88,000, and netted about $54,000, according to treasurer Tricia Scott. This money will be used throughout the year for local community projects and support for organizations, scholarships, and international aid projects.

McDonald was the chairman of the Chili Feast, which is put on with the help of the scouts, local interact clubs, and wives of the Rotarians.

Top ticket sellers again this year were Betty Brewer, Weston Cotten, Jerry Fallin, and Patricia Scott.

Rick Loggins was the auctioneer for the Live Auction.

As the raffle drawing progressed, anticipation grew as to who would win the new vehicle, the top prize in the raffle. When the last number was drawn, the winner was Baytown resident Frankie Brewer, with Gene Lenamond.

Chili Feast set for Feb. 2

These Lady Rotarians remind you to buy your ticket while there are still a few available, to the Rotary Chili Feast, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Catholic Church social hall. Pictured Denise Smith, Sheila McDonald, Betty Brewer, Rose Smith, and Patricia Scott. You can contact any of these ladies or other Rotarians and local businesses. A limited number of tickets may be available at the door on Saturday. First Prize in the raffle is a new car from Turner Chevrolet.