Chili Dinner

2017 Chili Dinner #1

Event details

  • Friday | January 12, 2018
  • 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Menomonee Falls High School Cafeteria

The 2017 chili dinner has wrapped up on another successful year. Optimists started prepping the kitchen on Thursday January 12th. Friday January 13th members returned to get the ball rolling by dumping the chili into two 75 gallon pots at the high school. Watching it simmer all day and keeping the steam from building up causing the chili to explode. Optimist volunteers came early to help set things up, sell chili, serve chili, and keep the kitchen and to-go line running smoothly. The 50/50 raffle netted the club $288 dollars. Thanks also to club members who brought friends and family to help out and support the chili dinner.

We presold 705 tickets and sold 94 at the door. The club donated 197 tickets to the food pantry and the high school. Ticket sale revenue was $5,192.50. We had donations from Schmitt Farm Produce, Ram Construction, Costco, Pick’N’Save, Piggy Wiggly, Woodmans, and Edward Jones for a total of $640.87 that helped offset the $1701.58 cost of the chili supplies. This year the chili dinner made a profit of $4,419.79 for the club.

Thank you to all that helped make this event a success. We had 37% of the club participate in this event and each contribution is important to our success.

Chili Dinner Chair: Kirsten Sperl

Chili Dinner Co-chair: Kathy Matthiessen

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