Photo courtesy of Don Carlson The usual full house was on hand to enjoy the food and bid for auction items at Saturday’s Bite of the Methow in the Winthrop Barn.

Photo courtesy of Don Carlson

The usual full house was on hand to enjoy the food and bid for auction items at Saturday’s Bite of the Methow in the Winthrop Barn.

The community’s generosity — and appetite — once again made the Bite of the Methow a success.

More than 350 tickets were sold for the event at the Winthrop Barn on Saturday (March 12), sponsored by the Winthrop Kiwanis. Between ticket sales and proceeds from the silent and live auctions, more than $30,000 was raised to support community projects that Kiwanis helps fund.

Additionally, more than $6,000 was raised for the annual Fund a Dream project. This year the money will be used to buy roller skates for the Winthrop Ice & Sports Rink, which will rent them out in the summer.

It’s not too late to make a contribution. Checks can be sent to Winthrop Kiwanis, P.O. Box 286, Winthrop, WA 98862, or given to any Kiwanis member.

“Auctioneer Mike Cusick did an outstanding job and food was superb. We cannot tell these individuals, restaurants and groups how much we value their participation,” Kiwanian Don Carlson said.

Awards were also handed out to the local eateries and organizations that provided the sumptuous buffet: Best Entrée, Evergreen IGA; Best Dessert, Liberty Bell Key Club; Best New Chef, Twisp Valley Grange; Judges’ Choice Best Chef, Rocking Horse Bakery.

Winner of the Holland America cruise drawing was Joe Marver.