It's officially spring and that means that the unofficial 'chili season' is winding down here in the Tristate. I mean, look! When the weather turns cooler, restaurants around the region (and home cooks too) roll out bowls of chili and their best recipes. Well, the Whitesville Lions Club has one last hurrah planned for the season and it's coming up next month. The event- which is a huge chili supper- will raise money for two local nonprofits.

Mark your calendars now for the Whitesville Lions Club Chili Supper and Pie Auction. It's set for 6pm, Friday, April 19th at the Whitesville Senior Center.

While the event officially starts at 6pm, food service will open an hour early- with chili, hot dogs and drinks being served up at 5pm.

Of course, professional and amateur bakers, cake-makers, pie artists and dessert experts are encouraged to bake and make desserts for the auction. Those items should be delivered to the event site by 4pm the day of the event. All proceeds will benefit the Wendell Foster Center and Puzzle Pieces.

The Lions Club has been hosting this event for years and that dessert auction they bake up has a rather storied and tasty history. According to Lions Club Marketing Specialist Cathy Roby, one year an Italian Cream Cake sold for $1300. It was then donated right back and immediately auctioned off again. It brought it another $200 for a whopping total of $1500. That year, the dessert auction raised closed to $20,000 in just two hours.

How much money will the desserts raise this year? Make your plans to be at the 2024 Whitesville Lions Club Chili Supper and Pie Auction to see.


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