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City dinner, auction delayed in favor of VFW event

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VFW candidate forum, dinner, dessert auction Friday

Politics and a competing cake and pie auction is forcing a delay for the City of Chiefland employees'  fundraising dinner and cake and pie auction.
Deputy City Clerk Mary Ellzey said that after some consideration the group decided it would not want to be in competition with a fundraiser for veterans.  
Instead of holding the spaghetti dinner and auction on Friday, the event will be held a week later on Friday, July 27, at Chiefland Elementary School. Dinner, which costs $5 per person, will still be at 6 p.m. and the auction of donated cakes and pies will begin at 7 p.m. Former Chiefland Mayor Betty Walker will be auctioning off cakes and pies by some of the area's finest dessert makers.
City Building Official Bill Hammond, who is heading up the Centennial Celebration planning committee, said the money will help fund activities such as a $35,000 fireworks show, a historical theme parade, and the minting of commemorative silver coins. Other activities, being sponsored by various groups include a turkey calling contest, a hog calling contest, chili and barbecue cook-off and street dance.
The Chieflland VFW Post 5625 will hold its bienniel primary election dinner, political forum and dessert auction on Friday at the Post.. The event helps raise money for the group's projects benefitting veterans.
Before candidates speak at the 7 p.m. forum, in the Post's smoke-free meeting room, the public can enjoy  a country fried dinner with sides starting at 5 p.m. for a donation.
The dessert auction will follow the candidate forum.
The VFW Post is at 1104 S. Main St./U.S. Highway 19,  Chiefland.
To donate or for more information, contact Linda Hingson at 352-493-1847, or email lshing@bellsouth.net.
Compiled by Lou Elliott Jones.