Tickets are already on sale for the 2022 Highland Lakes Service League Chuck Wagon Chow Down Dinner and Auction set for Jan. 29 at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond in Burnet. The event features food, drink, entertainment, and live and silent auctions. Courtesy photo by Linda Baker
The Highland Lakes Service League has been raising money and volunteering in Burnet and Llano counties for more than 30 years. It gives out about $40,000 a year in scholarships and grants. The group’s 100 or so members work more than 7,000 volunteer hours a year.
The Chuck Wagon Chow Down, one of the group’s two main fundraisers of the year, begins at 5:30 p.m. and includes a barbecue dinner catered by Pok-e-Joe’s, live and silent auctions, and live music by Triple Bogey.
Tickets are $50 per person and include complimentary beer and wine, a wine pull, a card game, and a raffle. Reserved tables are $500 for eight or $650 for 10. Tickets can be purchased online.
This year’s silent auction has gone high-tech. Shopping and bidding can be done from the comfort of your table. Once you buy your ticket, you can preview auction items online.
“We work with the nonprofits from the food banks to the pet centers to dentistry for kids,” Baker told Mac McClennahan of the KBEY “Wake Up Show,” describing a few ways money is used. “It’s an array of different nonprofits that may not be able to raise their own funds, and also, we supplement those who do have those programs in place. We’re really happy about what we do.”
The group also holds a “For Ladies Only” charity golf tournament in April.