What’s better than chocolate? Death by chocolate, obviously.
The Bonney Lake Lions club is hosting its one and only annual fundraiser, Death by Chocolate, at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, in the Bonney Lake High School commons area.
This is the 10th year the club has organized the fundraiser, which raises money to fund hearing and vision care, as well as other Lions Club projects.
“We are passionate about our service to others,” said Lions Club Secretary April Young. “Lions as a whole do wonderful things to help support, encourage and enhance our community, by way of our service, donations and volunteering.”
Death by Chocolate 2016 will start with dinner at 6:30 p.m., provided by the Bonney Lake culinary team that recently won the ProStart Invitational state culinary competition and will compete nationally at the end of April.
The menu includes a green salad for the starter and braised beef with a demi-glace, scalloped potatoes and grilled vegetables for the entrée.
Entertainment will be provided by guitar player Michael Powers.
And like every year, the desserts made for the event will be auctioned off to raise money for the Lions Club. Various raffles and a 50/50 raffle are other events that will take place.
“Our goal is to put $8,000 to $10,000 in our accounts,” said Lion member Andrea Henschell. “We help fund the Lions 4 Kids House, individual community requests for funds, the Christmas dinner at the Senior Center as well as vision and hearing care.”
Since the club was established in Bonney Lake in 2004, the Lions Club has given visual care assistance to 347 people, with the majority of the money raised through the Death by Chocolate events.
And since 2010, the club has given hearing assistance to 17 people, helping them with the cost of hearing aids.
The Lions 4 Kids House, run partly with fundraiser money, serves an average of 1,777 under-served children a year through clothing, personal care and school supply donations.