The start of the new year means the return of the Kilgore Lions Club’s annual chili luncheon.
The club will host its annual fundraising event Friday, Jan. 19 at the Kilgore Community House.
From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. people can stop by and get chili (with all the fixings), a drink and dessert for $7. As in previous years, there will be a dine-in and to-go line.
This year will mark the 21st year for the event in the Kilgore Lions Club name, dating back to when the club took it over in 1996 from the since-disbanded Lioness Club.
Following the club’s big Christmas project last month, the chili luncheon serves as the first fundraiser of the year to start collecting funds for the 2018 Christmas program, in addition to the Lions Club International eyeglass program and the Texas Lions Camp.
Tickets to the luncheon are available in advance from any Kilgore Lions Club member and will be available at the door.