For the second year, the Hamilton Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a Chalupa Lunch and is hoping to draw quite a crowd to help them assist the hospital and its patients. The event is planned for 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Civic Center.
"All proceeds go to help purchase needed items and equipment for the hospital patients and staff," said Judi Winslow, auxiliary chairman. "The patients benefit from whatever we do."
The meal will consist of a beef and bean chalupa with cheese, guacamole and all the traditional vegetables, as well as iced tea and homemade cobbler for dessert. Cost is $5 per person, and payment may be made at the door on the day of the event.
"It's based on Graham's big chalupa meal every fall," Winslow said o1f the event, which will be bigger in its second year.
This year, the meal will be accompanied by sale of chances for several big ticket items, as well as a bake sale and items from The Atrium, the auxiliary's gift shop at Hamilton Hospital.
Items available for the drawing will include a Kindle Paperwhite from Brazos, cash from local doctors and Brighton jewelry from Cub Drug. The list of items will continue to grow up until the event, and will be available for $1 each or six for $5.
Winslow said many of the auxiliary members are planning to make treats for the bake sale, but also invites anyone in the community who would like to help out to do so.
"Anyone who would like to contribute to the bake sale is welcome," Winslow said. "Bring items to the Civic Center that morning before 11 a.m.
Winslow added that she understands that many local workers would like to participate, but may not have a chance. That's why she's inviting local businesses to call in take-out orders to (940) 564-5192 on Oct. 15 before 11 a.m.
She also encouraged anyone who wishes to make a donation to help offset some of the auxiliary's costs to give her a call at (940) 456-4443.
"We can always use help," she said. "That way, we get to donate closer to 100 percent if we don't have to pull money for food out."