The 2015 Bite of the Methow is coming up on March 14, and Winthrop Kiwanis is already gearing up for the event.
A combination chefs’ showcase, auction night and social extravaganza, Kiwanis’s annual Bite raises big money for projects that benefit valley kids. Past projects have improved facilities at the elementary school playground, the Winthrop ball field and the library. Last year’s Fund-A-Dream project helped replace wrestling mats at Liberty Bell High School.
With a limit of 375 entry tickets available this year, event organizer Bob Stone expects the Bite to sell out early, and recommends not waiting until the last minute, he said. Tickets are on sale now for $15, and may be purchased from any Winthrop Kiwanis member.
For the second year running, a 7-day cruise for two on Holland America Line will be raffled off at the Bite. Cruise winners can choose a trip to Mexico, the Caribbean, New England or Alaska. Five hundred cruise raffle tickets will be sold by Kiwanis members for $20 each, starting on Feb. 1.
Kurt and Pearl Ramke of Winthrop were the winners of last year’s cruise raffle, and had “an incredible experience” cruising up the Inside Passage from Vancouver, B.C., to Skagway, Alaska. “They just spoil you rotten,” said Pearl. They will definitely enter the cruise raffle again this year, said Kurt, who sees the Bite as a great opportunity to help the valley.
For more information about the Bite of the Methow, contact Stone at 996-3991.