Chili Dinner

Event details

  • January 31, 2020
  • 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Menomonee Falls High School Cafeteria N80W14350 Titan Dr, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

The first event of every year is our Annual Chili Dinner. So, save the date! Next year’s chili dinner will be Friday January 31, 2020.  We will cook the chili on January 30, from 4 pm  to 6 pm., and the dinner will be on Friday from 2 pm to 9 pm.  The Menomonee Falls basketball team will take on Sussex Hamilton.  If you’ve helped in the past and would like to again—or if you’re a first timer—we would love to have you there. Come and help, come and eat.

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2019 was another successful year for the annual Optimist Chili Dinner.  Despite the subzero temperatures on Friday January 25, 2018, we were able to feed 505 people. Raising almost $6000 and having less than 3 gallons of chili left at the end.

We were able to secure $1395 in donations.  We had $4817.50 in advanced ticket sales, and  $611 ticket sales at the door.  Our two raffle baskets brought in $262 dollars and our 50/50 raffle brought in $250. With our expenses at $1558 it brings our net income to $5776.  We still have an outstanding bill and a few outstanding ticket sales so a more accurate count will come later.

Photos by Don Gorzek and Jon Cline


Chili Dinner Chair: Kirsten Sperl

Chili Dinner Committee: Sue Carney, Kathy Matthiessen, Rose Schwartz & Tom Wagner