It is that time of year to start thinking about the Newton County Christmas for Kids Chili and Non-Chili Cookoff and Auction.
Now, I know that some of you aren’t ready to think about Christmas yet, but this is a fundraiser that has to happen before Thanksgiving so that we can raise the funds to help the local children of Newton County have a wonderful Christmas should their parents need just a little help to make that happen.
There are a few new/old things to mention this year when addressing the Chili and Non-Chili Cookoff and Auction…
- There will be a dessert table this year. I know there are desserts that are for sale in the auction and by all means, you need to bid on those… but think about it… after you have eaten that extremely savory meal, sometimes you are looking for a little sweet to cut the savory. This year we have you covered. The table will be set up and desserts will be $1/dessert.
- People’s Choice this year will be one dollar per vote instead of tickets. Remember, the goal is to raise the most money we can for the children. So please bring your dollars! Don’t worry though, we’ll take a vote with a $10 or $20 bill. That’s 10 and 20 votes for whomever you vote for!!
- There will still be a prize for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place chili as well as a prize for people’s choice on the Chili and Non-Chili winner.
- Chili needs to be in place by 4:30 p.m.
- This is a family-friendly event.
- We already have some great auction items that have been donated. Please like the Facebook page to be kept up to date, but below there will be pictures of the items that have already been donated. Remember: Donations are coming in daily though, so be sure to like our facebook page to keep up to date.
- Share the announcements on Facebook. The more these things are shared, the more people who get to see them. Partially because you’re sharing with your friends and partially because of those Facebook algorithm’s they use to help decide what is shared and what isn’t.
- Invite your friends, your family, heck invite your enemies if you need. The more people who are there, obviously the more money we raise! That is the ultimate goal!
And now to see the awesome Auction Items to Date: