The Athens Review
Just as March spells the time to eat pancakes, November is chili season, thanks to the Athens Noon Kiwanis.
On Election Day Tuesday, Kiwanis members will be dishing up steaming bowls of the Texas favorite to give folks a chance at a quick, hot meal, as well as raise some funds for projects that benefit area children. Kiwanians will be ladling out the chili, and also working the room to make sure everyone has all the fixin’s and drinks that they need.
The first bowls start filling up at Cain Center at 11 a.m., with club members still serving until 8 p.m., giving anyone with a chili craving to come by for lunch or for supper. Voters can head for the polls at 7 a.m. then stop by Cain Center for lunch, or they can drop by after the polls close at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for club members, and $6 at the door. Children $10 and under can eat for $3. You can get tickets from club members, or on the day of the event.
Kiwanis Park is one of the Kiwanis’ efforts that benefits from the chili supper, as well as the annual pancake day. The Kiwanis Park Committee has overseen some upgrades at the park during the past few months. Kiwanis members are also working with the Athens Chamber of Commerce to try to upgrade the park with a Splash Pad.
With Election Day and Veterans Day coming up, you’ll notice American Flags are back on display around the Henderson County Courthouse ,and various businesses in the city. The flags are placed there by Kiwanis Club members as another way of funding Kiwanis projects.
The proceeds from Kiwanis flag distributions, help with the cost of park repairs and maintenance, but also go toward the costs of the annual shoe and coat drive for children.