ST. CHARLES – The Kane County 4-H Foundation will host its 11th annual pork chop dinner and auction fundraiser on April 13 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the Prairie Events Center at the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles.
“Last year, the event raised over $20,000 for University of Illinois Extension programming in Kane County, and the goal this year is to match that,” said Bill Collins, treasurer of the Kane County 4-H Foundation and event co-chairperson, in a news release. “This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and it helps support 4-H Youth Development programs in our communities, as well as other valuable University of Illinois Extension programs.”
Attendees will have the choice of a two-chop dinner for $14, a one-chop dinner for $12 or a pulled pork sandwich dinner for $8. The pork chops will be prepared by the Elburn Lions Club and served by Kane County 4-H members and Extension volunteers.
Guests can bid on a variety of themed baskets provided by Kane County 4-H clubs, Master Gardener volunteers, local Home and Community Education groups and other supporters in a silent auction. A live auction begins at 7 p.m. and features an Amish quilt.
Tickets for the dinner are available through 4-H families or at the University of Illinois Extension office at 535 S. Randall Road in St. Charles through March 27, or by contacting the dinner co-chairs Bill Collins at 630-484-6852 or Karen Sunderlage at 815-766-2955.
A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door for an additional $1 per meal.
Proceeds from the dinner and auctions will benefit University of Illinois Extension programs in Kane County, including 4H Youth Development, Home and Community Education Association, Horticulture, Master Gardener and Nutrition and Wellness Programs.