The HSV Breakfast Lions want to thankevery person who made their 41st Chili Day and Silent Auction a great success. Hats are off to the Villagers, local workers, businessmen and women, and visitors who came to eat, listen to the Headin’ Home Band, painstakingly bid on silent auction items and bought raffle tickets. You kept the Lions and volunteers busy from 6 a.m. until well after 6 p.m. on March 10.
 The Coronado Community Center was filled with music, fun and lots of busy Lions and other volunteers.
This year’s proceeds will help the Lions better serve the community locally, regionally and internationally!
Lions’ hats go off also to the Headin’ Home Band that entertained all the diners, from 11 a.m. until the last diner left, with well-known country, western, and gospel songs. A special thanks to all the wonderful sponsors, local businesses, members and friends who gave items to auction and all the local businesses that gave so many wonderful gift certificates for the silent auction and the raffle.
As usual, the chili was met with resounding compliments from those who came to dine, as did the pie – especially from those who just couldn’t resist the ice cream to make it à la mode.
This was the Lions largest year for sales of bulk chili to take home. And it was remarked that never had so many diners requested refills for chili. That is a great compliment to the chefs.
So much goes into these fundraisers months before they begin, and several weeks after as they tally the proceeds, subtract the costs, and discuss what went well and what needs to be improved next year.  Yes, next Chili Day is already being planned.
If working with like-minded, deeply caring, hard-working and fun-loving philanthropists interests you, the HSV Breakfast Lions Club meets at 7:45 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at the HSV Townhouse Association, 1 Perralena Lane. For more information, call president Joanie Corry at 501-762-9566.