With a recipe that's been handed down for generations, the Kiwanis Club of Boonville will host their annual Chili Day & Silent Auction on Wednesday, Jan. 25.



Serving their homemade chili and pie, the event will help raise funds for the Kiwanis Club's many charities.


With a recipe that's been handed down for generations, the Kiwanis Club of Boonville will host their annual Chili Day & Silent Auction on Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Serving their homemade chili and pie, the event will help raise funds for the Kiwanis Club's many charities.

The Chili Day will take place at the Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church Hall, with chili served for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 5 to 7 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit the children of Boonville through various Kiwanis donations and activities.

For more than 75 years, the Boonville Kiwanis Club has advocated for not only local children, but children worldwide. Contributions are made directly to the local Boy Scout Troop 67, Cooper County 4-H, Boonslick YMCA, and many more.

The Kiwanis Club also sends local high-school students to Missouri Boys and Girls State events and provides college scholarships.

Chili Day funds will also help support the club's annual Easter Egg Hunt, Fishing Day, Reading Days and other local events.

Event organizer Scott Fox is hopeful for 500 attendants to this year's event, following a low turnout last year.

"It's a good time and something we put a lot of effort into," Fox said. "We are able to do a lot of good with proceeds from the Chili Day."

Cost is $7 per adult and $4 for children ages 5 to 12. Children younger than five eat free.

"The recipe has been handed down through the years and we make sure that the guys who know how to make it are in the kitchen," Fox said. "It's good food for a good cause."