Whitesville Lions Club Chili Supper and Pie Auction returns April 19

April 14, 2024 | 12:07 am

Updated April 13, 2024 | 2:58 pm

The Whitesville Lions Club will host its annual Chili Supper and Pie Auction on April 19. The fundraiser supports Wendell Foster and Puzzle Pieces, two local non-profit charities that support individuals with disabilities.

The auction will begin at 6 p.m. at the Whitesville Senior Citizen Center, located at 10345 KY 54. Chili, hot dogs, and drinks will be served starting at 5 p.m.

Attendees can expect a variety of sweets up for auction. Last year’s donations included Monastery pecan pies made by the Passionist Nuns, cupcakes, cookies, various cakes, and multiple pies. A total of $12,000 was raised at the 2023 event for the two non-profits. Each Lions Club member brings a dessert, and numerous residents from the Whitesville and Owensboro communities also donate baked goods.

Donated cakes, pies, and other desserts can be delivered before 4 p.m. on the day of the auction to the Whitesville Senior Citizen Center.

Marketing chairperson Cathy Roby said club members look forward to the annual auction.

“This fundraiser is very dear to the hearts of our Lions Club members. It is exciting and entertaining, especially when some of our donated pies and cakes reach bids of over $1,000 each,” she said. “Some of the residents of Wendell Foster and clients of Puzzle Pieces attend every year to join in the fun, and the glee on their faces is priceless. Our club has always been honored to support these two wonderful organizations that provide outstanding services to those with special needs.”

“It’s always a privilege to participate in the Whitesville Lions Club Pie Auction,” said Amanda Owen, Executive Director at Puzzle Pieces. “The proceeds from this event play a vital role in funding programming for our 400+ clients. As someone born and raised in Whitesville, I’m deeply proud of my hometown’s commitment to making a positive impact in our community.”

Kara Howard, Vice President of Development and Community Engagement at Wendell Foster, expressed her gratitude for the auction.

“Wendell Foster is continually blessed by our partnership with the Whitesville Lions Club,” she said. “Because of their hard work and commitment to host this event, we can provide over 65,000 services to children and adults with disabilities right here within our community.”

April 14, 2024 | 12:07 am

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