For over four decades, The Rotary Club of Galveston has hosted its annual Chili Supper fundraiser, and  this year's event took place November 6th, and again held in the Ball High School Cafeteria. 
In addition to great “homemade” chili and rice and all the condiments, guests  could purchase tamales to accompany their chili supper, as well as a variety of specialty desserts.  Many of the delicious desserts available for sale were prepared from club's members' family recipes - handed down from generation to generation, as well as tempting desserts donated by Galveston College’s culinary arts department, Wyndham Hotels/The Tremont House,  Moody Gardens and many of the Island’s best restaurants. Guests could dine in or bring containers for “to go” orders.  For those patrons who chose to enjoy their chili supper with friends in the Ball High cafeteria -  they could return for "refills" as often as they liked.
 
Free children’s books, again generously donated by Half-Price Books in Clear Lake, were given away throughout the evening, with a great variety of books to interest all age groups of children and youth. 
 
Proceeds from this annual fundraiser benefited the Rotary Club of Galveston’s Galveston Rotary Foundation, which in turn sponsors and supports many essential programs and projects that benefit the Galveston community – including grants this year to Ball High School's Project Graduation, UTMB Police Department Infant Car Seats initiative, and Galveston Urban Ministries for Backpacks/School Supplies. Since the founding of the Club’s Foundation in 1989, almost $632,300.00 has been granted to support local scholarships, initiatives, programs and projects that benefit and enhance the health, education and welfare of Galveston’s citizens and community. 
(All photos by Robyn Bushong.)