The 23rd annual Community Chili Supper and Silent Auction sponsored by Senator Ken Yager has been set for November 18 in Roane County. The fundraiser will take place at 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. EST at Roane State Community College in the Student Lounge.
All proceeds raised will go to the Anti-Drug Coalition.
“This is my favorite event of the year,” said Senator Yager, who started the Chili Supper during his service as Roane County Executive. “It has grown tremendously since it began 23 years ago. It is also well attended by top policy makers from across Tennessee. I want to extend a personal invitation to all citizens in our senatorial district for a very special family-oriented event.”
Senator 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. He is currently unopposed for his third term.
Tickets for the event are $5 at the door. Admission for preschool age children is free. Celebrity servers invited to attend include Congressman Jimmy Duncan. There will also be a Silent Auction after the Chili Supper with proceeds also going to the Anti-Drug Coalition.
“Substance abuse is an issue near and dear to my heart as just about every Tennessean has experienced loss or heartache as a result of this epidemic,” added Senator Yager, who has sponsored numerous bills during his legislative tenure to address the problem. “We must continue our efforts to curb abuse and this organization provides invaluable services to do just that. I am very pleased these proceeds will help them in their efforts.”