For over four decades, The Rotary Club of Galveston has hosted its annual Chili Supper fundraiser, with this year's event set for Wednesday, November 6th. To be held in the Ball High School Cafeteria, 4115 Avenue O, serving hours are 5pm-8pm.  In addition to great “homemade” chili and rice and all the condiments, guests can purchase tamales to accompany their chili supper, as well as a variety of home-made and specialty desserts.  Many of the delicious desserts available for sale will be made from the Rotarians’ 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 may dine in or bring containers for “to go” orders.  “Take out” containers will also be available. For those patrons who choose to enjoy their chili supper with friends in the Ball High cafeteria - you're welcome to return for more chili as often as you like.
 
Free children’s books, again generously donated by Half-Price Books in Clear Lake, will be 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 benefit 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 include BHS 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.
 
Tickets are $10 for the chili supper; with desserts and tamale packages - $2.00 each. Tickets may be purchased in advance from any member of the Rotary Club of Galveston, or purchased at the door. 
 
MOST IMPORTANT.... we want to encourage attendees to buy EXTRA chili so that they can try out the recipe/menu items that will be featured in Bernice's Food Feature that runs on Wednesday, NOVEMBER 6th.
 
For more information, contact Ulli Budelmann, Executive Secretary for the Rotary Club of Galveston, at 409.939.1224, or email to: budelmann5910@comcast.net.