Pilot Mountain News

Pinnacle Lions holding stew fundraiser

The Pinnacle Lions Club will continue a fall tradition this Saturday from 5-7 p.m., hosting a community chicken stew in the Pinnacle Elementary School gymnasium.

According to Lions Club representative Charles Watson, a large part of the annual chicken stew’s popularity can be traced to its preparation by the Kenny Stone family.

Kenny and Carolyn Stone are well known in the Pinnacle community for their involvement in preparing chicken stews for gatherings benefiting community and civic organizations each fall. But a space in their calendar each year is reserved in support of the Pinnacle Lions Club.

Chicken stew will be served on an “all you care to eat” basis, along with drink and dessert, at a cost of $8 per person. Take-out orders will also be available.

Tickets will also be sold throughout the evening at $5 each for an opportunity to take part in a $500 cash giveaway. Advance tickets are also available from any Pinnacle Lions Club member and participants do not have to be present to win.

The stew is held each year as a fundraiser, allowing the club to remain active in an assortment of community and Lions Club projects, including helping those with need in the Pinnacle area. Throughout the history of the Lions Club organization, a particular mission of the clubs has been to help the visually impaired.

In addition to its support of those in need of vision care, the group provides help as needed throughout the community and is now getting ready for an annual youth basketball league it sponsors each year. The longstanding winter league has always been provided for youths in the Pinnacle community at no charge to participant families.

For more information on the chicken stew or the Pinnacle Lions Club, contact Charles Watson at (336) 351-2340.

By Dean Palmer

Special to The Pilot