“This year’s spring dinner and auction with its Mardi Gras theme is not only a fundraiser for the chamber of commerce but also a fun relaxing way for people to spend their Saturday Night,” Meigs County Chamber of Commerce Director Michelle Donovan said.
The dinner and auction begins at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 10 at Kountry Resort. There will be music, live and silent auctions and “fabulous food,” according to Donovan. There will be fresh ribeyes and chicken quarters grilled on site by the “Meigs County Grill Team” with additional food catered by Sharon Neutzling at Kountry Resort. The Mardi Gras theme will also be complimented by traditional jazz music from the New Orleans, La. area.
“The Spring Dinner is our largest fundraiser of the year, we fund our organization through chamber memberships and fundraisers,” Donovan explained. “A lot of people think the Meigs County Chamber is county funded, but we receive no money from the county.”
With limited money coming into the Chamber, this makes the dinner and auction extremely relevant to the organization’s bottom line. Donovan is also currently searching for donations of items to be auctioned off at the event. Typically, the auction has around 100-150 items for the silent auction donated by local businesses and organizations.
In previous years, the Chamber has received donations from COSI, the Columbus Blue Jackets, area motels, local artisans and more. There are also typically around 13-15 live auction items which will be auctioned off by auctioneer Dan Smith. There will also be cash drawings.
Tickets are $25 each and can be obtained at the Chamber Office or from any Chamber Board Member. Dinner will include a choice of steak or chicken, green beans, potatoes, salad, roll, dessert. Call Donovan at 992-5005 for more details.