The Vichy Volunteer Fire Dept. will host its first fund-raiser of the year, a fried-chicken dinner, on Sunday, March 14.
The dinner will take place at the firehouse/community hall at 14812 Highway 63 in Vichy. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. and run until 5 p.m. or until food runs out. Due to social distancing requirements, this dinner will be carry-out only.
Adult dinners will be $12 each while children's dinners (12 and under) will be $6. Baked chicken will also be available. Dinners will include three pieces of baked or fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade cole slaw, green beans, homemade desserts and bottled water are included with the dinners.
"Our board made a hard decision earlier this year to increase our dinner costs for 2021," said Board President Bonnie Prigge. "We held dinner prices last year, despite increases in meat costs and packaging expenses. We could not do that again this year, so all adult dinners in 2021 will be $12 and children will be $6. You get a lot of food for that money, and some folks tell us that it is two meals for them."
The Vichy department usually starts its fundraising year with its annual pie supper, live auction and mayor's election.
"With COVID-19, we did not want to pack a lot of folks into our dining hall at this time," said Board President Bonnie Prigge. "We have scheduled our pie supper to be the last fund-raiser of the year, on Oct. 17, and we hope by then, it will be safer to get together. If we are unable to have a pie supper in October, we will have another dinner to make up for the lost income."
So that means that Vichy Mayor Snooper, The Beagle, will serve until the next pie supper.