The holiday season will be here before we know it, and it’s time to think about children in the community who may not have a merry Christmas. For many years, employees at Choctawhatchee Electric Cooperative (CHELCO) have worked together through the CHELCO for Children program to ensure Christmas presents for some of the area’s less fortunate children.
The annual employee chicken barbecue dinner is the main fundraiser for CHELCO for Children. This year’s event takes place on Friday, Nov. 19, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Walton County Fair Grounds on Highway 83 N.
The dinner includes barbecued chicken, potato salad and coleslaw with bread and dessert for $7. All dinners must be pre-ordered, and no orders will be taken the day of the event.
Deliveries will be made within the city limits of DeFuniak Springs with a minimum order of five dinners. If you’d like to purchase one or more chicken dinners, contact CHELCO at 892-5069, ext. 500, no later than Nov. 18. Last year, employees raised more than $6,000, and about 80 children received Christmas presents through the CHELCO for Children program.