Rotary to hold annual Election Day dinner

For the Daily Call

PIQUA — As election results are tabulated, Piqua voters and their families are encouraged to support the Piqua Rotary Club’s annual fundraiser, the popular Election Day dinner, set for 5-7 p.m.Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Upper Valley Career Center.

Co-chairs Jim McMaken and Kelly Meckstroth both predict another “strong turnout” as Rotarians cater to the palates of community residents, who repeatedly support the event.

Barbecue pulled pork will be the featured entrée again this year. According to McMaken, pulled pork “has picked up steam in the world of barbecue.” The meals will be prepared by TK’s Barbeque- N-Fixins. “TK’s BBQ-N-Fixins has quickly become a crowd favorite in the Piqua area,” McMaken said

Each dinner consists of pulled pork, two side dishes, dessert, a roll and a beverage.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from any Piqua Rotary Club member or from Readmore’s Hallmark in Piqua for $10 per person. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $10. Carry-out is an available option.

Once again, a corporate lunch option is being offered Nov. 6, with boxed lunches — featuring the pulled pork — available to local businesses for their employees between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. McMaken said that the lunches will be assembled in TK’s food trailer in the parking lot of Hulme & Company CPA firm on the corner of High and Water streets in Piqua. Lunches will be delivered to businesses that place an order of five or more. McMaken emphasized lunches must be ordered beforehand; order forms are available at the YMCA Piqua.

Proceeds from the Rotary dinner are used to help support scholarships for local students throughout the year in addition to the Piqua City Schools kindergarten reading program and the Miami County Dental Clinic, where children receive free toothbrushes and toothpaste.

“The Piqua Rotary club has traditionally hosted this dinner on Election Day as a key source of its ability to give back to the community,” McMaken explained.“The food and fellowship make this event a popular tradition. Without this important fundraiser, we would be limited in our ability to financially assist others.

“We thank everyone for supporting us in the past and hope you will join us for a great meal in support of the Piqua community.”

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