The Portales Kiwanis Club’s annual Chili Supper will be held 5-7 p.m. Feb. 18 in the Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church at 200 S. Avenue C.
Traditional and vegetarian varieties of chili along with several choices of drink and dessert will be served. The public is invited to come and enjoy the meal on site, and takeout will be available as well.
Tickets — $6 for adults and $4 for children under 12 — may be purchased at the door or in advance from any Kiwanis member.
For further information about the event, contact Charles Brooks at 359-1252 or Bill Wood at 359-0701.
Kiwanis International is a service club with units in all states and many countries around the world. Members dedicate their efforts and resources to “serving children of the world.”
Proceeds from the Portales club’s Chili Supper will support children locally through such projects as the Little Olympics track meet event for the Dora, Elida and Floyd elementary school children this spring, the summer swim meet at the city pool, AYSO soccer scholarships and the Roosevelt County Fair Pet Show. The club also contributes funds for Eastern New Mexico University scholarships, Habitat for Humanity, the Portales Public Library and the regional science fair held at ENMU.
Local members volunteer their time through such projects as picking up trash along the Kiwanis mile on U.S. 70 each spring and delivering Meals on Wheels during January. The Chili Supper project was started more than 40 years ago by the late George Calton, who led the kitchen crew for many years.
Weekly club meetings are held at noon on Tuesday in the ENMU Campus Union Building, and persons interested in membership may contact President Tony Schroeder, Secretary Mercedes Agogino or any club member.