The 21st annual Chili Supper and Silent Auction sponsored by State Senator Ken Yager, a Harriman Republican, has been set for Friday, November 21, at Roane State Community College in Harriman. The fundraiser will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. EST, and proceeds from the silent auction will be donated to a local nonprofit organization, this year the Boys and Girls Club.
“The chili supper and silent auction is truly a community event and an opportunity to raise needed funds for a good cause,” Yager said in a press release. “No speeches and great chili make it a perfect event to see old friends and make new ones.”
One attraction is the use of local and state officials as “celebrity servers,” the press release said. This year, the celebrities include Majority Leader Mark Norris, senators Becky Duncan Massey and Mike Bell, and Department of Children’s Services Commissioner Jim Henry. Sheriff Jack Stockton and local mayors are expected to serve as well.
“I’m honored to have these distinguished leaders take the time to help raise money for Boys and Girls Clubs,” Yager said.
Yager served as Roane County executive for 24 years (1982-2006). He was elected in 2008 to Senate District 11 which includes Roane, Rhea, Scott, Morgan, Campbell, Fentress, and Pickett Counties.
Tickets for the event are $5 at the door to cover the cost of the event. Proceeds from the silent auction are donated to the designated nonprofit.
“The Boys and Girls Clubs do wonderful work with our youth,” Yager said. “Hopefully we can help support their efforts with the proceeds from the silent auction.”