Next chicken pot pie fundraiser supports Pioneer booster club

The Bernardston Kiwanis Club’s series of chicken pot pie fundraisers continues this weekend, as the group looks to raise money for Pioneer Valley Regional School’s athletics booster club.

The Bernardston Kiwanis Club’s series of chicken pot pie fundraisers continues this weekend, as the group looks to raise money for Pioneer Valley Regional School’s athletics booster club. STAFF FILE PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

By CHRIS LARABEE

Staff Writer

Published: 02-21-2024 10:38 AM

BERNARDSTON — The Bernardston Kiwanis Club’s series of chicken pot pie fundraisers continues this weekend, as the group looks to raise money for Pioneer Valley Regional School’s athletics booster club.

On Saturday, Feb. 24, the Kiwanis Club’s second of four chicken pot pie dinners — held on the last Saturday of the month, January through April — will be served at the United Church of Bernardston, 58 Church St. from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Money raised, as well as any collected donations, will go to Pioneer’s athletics booster club, which supports the school’s athletic teams.

“By you getting a good meal, you’re helping a good cause,” said Bernardston Kiwanis Club member Dan Devine. “And you’re getting a chance to see some of the athletes off the field and the court.”

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children. Meals include chicken pot pie, butternut squash, cranberry sauce, a roll, drinks and a slice of homemade carrot cake. Takeout options are available and a meal can be reserved by calling Kiwanis Club member Joel Cole at 413-834-5484. Frozen pies will also be available for sale, as long as supplies last.

Devine noted January’s fundraiser for Cub Scouts Pack 3 raised about $2,000 for the chapter, which brings together kids from around all around Franklin County. Cub Scouts also participated in the fundraiser by helping the Kiwanis Club members serve more than 170 meals.

Other groups that have been the recipient of fundraisers include the Pioneer band, The United Arc and the Kiwanis Club itself, which puts on a variety of community events each year.

Devine thanked the Cub Scouts, who he said “really plugged in and helped out,” as well as the United Church of Bernardston, which allows the Kiwanis Club to use the space for its fundraisers.

“As always, thank you to the church for hosting these fundraisers,” Devine said. “The continued support from them is amazing. … They’re just a good bunch.”

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