Chili dinner to benefit Evans Home

WINCHESTER – “The Evans Home Chili Dinner” is celebrating its 20th anniversary today at Braddock Street United Methodist Church.

Izzy Brenner said the annual chili dinner is one of three the Evans Home has and it’s a great opportunity for the community to come out and celebrate the cause.

Celebrity waiters for this year’s event include Dan Martin with the Hampton Inn, Jerry Casey with ERA Oakcrest, Middletown Mayor Charles Harbaugh, Julie Connell, president of Winchester Rotary Club, and Stephen Shendow of Bell’s Fine Clothing.

Waiters compete for the most tips. All proceeds benefit the Evans Home.

“Everything for the chili is donated,” Brenner said. “This means that all proceeds go to support our kids so we may continue to provide them a safe haven to call home.”

The event appeals to all ages and is expected to raise $10,000.

Live music will be performed by Braddock Street United Methodist Church’s Praise Band.

The Henry and William Evans Home is a nonprofit, residential facility located in Winchester that houses foster and homeless children. The home has cared for children from Winchester and surrounding counties including Shenandoah, Warren and Page counties since its inception in 1949.

Sponsors include R & L Foods, the Bridgeforth Family, Red Fox Creamery, Royal Crown Bottling Company, Evans Home Board of Directors and Braddock Street United Methodist Church.

If You Go

Admission: $8 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under.

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Braddock Street UMC Fellowship Hall, 115 Wolfe St., in Winchester