Over forty-one years ago a Park Cities Rotarian had a great idea! Rather than have their usual Friday lunch, they would eat chili and donate the cost of their usual lunch to the Salvation Army! So, a tradition began. This past December, Park Cities Rotary members, family and guests gathered at the Salvation Army to eat chili. For the forty-first year RCPC member Bob Grossman, Chili Master Extraordinaire, worked overnight to cook gallons of chili. Using donated venison, fifty pounds of onions and a proportional amount of garlic, he cooked enough to be enjoyed by at least two hundred people.
The Salvation Army provided the salad bar, the dessert and the drinks, the music and also invited the speaker. As is tradition, the club members donated to the Salvation Army the amount that they usually pay for lunch – or more. From a great idea many years ago, the meeting has grown over the years, and this year raised $14,309.00 for the Salvation Army. What a great way to start the holiday season!
Photo is of welcome by Paul McFarland, RCPC Member and Salvation Army officer.