A Chocolate Affair, Rotary fundraiser to support community projects
Calling all chocolate lovers. On Feb. 9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Parish Hall at 724 Broadway, the Rotary club will be hosting A Chocolate Affair. This is the second year Rotary has done this fundraiser, “If it continues to be a success, we would like it to be an annual event,” said Cheryl Bryan, secretary of Rotary.
All funds raised will go towards the club’s community projects: student leadership training through Interact and RYLA, high school senior scholarships, dictionaries for third graders, 4H trophies and S.C.O.R.E camp.
At $10 each, tickets are available at The Imperial Republican, Adams Bank, any member of Rotary or can be purchased at the door. Like last year, there will be a variety of homemade samples free for all to enjoy along with a number of desserts up for bid. The highest bidder will be awarded their dessert at the end of the night or will be able to look forward to a home delivery.
Not only will there be decadent desserts, door prizes are also on the agenda for the night. Following the chocolate theme, some of last year’s prizes were Russell Stover chocolates and meltaways. Prizes for this year still have yet to be decided, said Bryan. Once a ticket is bought, purchasers are immediately entered in the door prize drawing. Winners can collect their prize at a different time, if not present during the drawing.
There haven’t been too many changes or additions to this year’s event except for the location. “We were at the Moline House last year, and it was packed wall to wall. Hopefully with the change in location more people will be able to come,” said Bryan.
All desserts will be made by volunteers within the community. It is not too late to volunteer baking skills. If interested in making something for the event contact Bryan at 308-883-0265 no later than noon Feb. 9. People can specify whether the dessert will be for the silent auction or served as free samples.