Chess club to meet Feb. 9 in Florence
The Florence Chess Club will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 9 at 726 Marion Street in Florence (the old Catholic school across from the Catholic church).
The group meets the second Saturday of each month and is open to all ages and skill levels.
Everyone is welcome and the event is free.
For more information, call Holly Pereillo at 316-305-1780.
American legion plans fish fry
The Hillsboro American Legion is planning a fish fry from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.
The cost is by donation with all proceeds going toward children and youth programs.
Members and guests are welcome to attend.
Annual Valentine benefit/auction set
The ninth-annual Valentine Benefit Auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, with homemade soups, breads and desserts at the Burdick United Methodist Church.
The auction will start after the meal around 7 p.m.
Proceeds from the auction and meal will go to the church’s Benevolent Fund, which was established in 1997 and provides assistance to families in the Tri-County area with medical or financial needs.
Sixty families in the surrounding communities have been helped in the last 15 years including Herington, Lincolnville, Wilsey, Marion, Burdick, Ramona, Tampa, Hillsboro and a few other places outside the Tri-County area.
Items for the auction include homemade items such as cinnamon rolls, pies, cakes, candy, jelly, other handmade items and many new items and services that can also be used for Valentine’s Day gifts.
This fundraiser will help to replenish the funds to continue to assist people in financial need in the Tri-County area.
For more information contact Nancy Riggin at 785-983-4493.
Market scheduling meal providers
Hillsboro Farmers Market is now scheduling groups and organizations that wish to provide a meal for fundraising during the 2013 season from May through September.
Contact Joni Calam, 620947-0270, for more information.