Kane County 4-H Foundation hosts 15th annual dinner auction

The Kane County 4-H Foundation will host its 15th annual pork chop dinner and auction fundraiser on Saturday, April 13, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Prairie Events Center of the Kane County Fairgrounds in St. Charles.

“This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and it helps support 4-H Youth Development programs in our communities, as well as other valuable University of Illinois Extension services,” said Bill Collins, treasurer of the Kane County 4-H Foundation and event co-chair. “Last year, the annual event raised about $20,000, and the goal this year is to match that.”

Ticket information

Tickets are on sale now, with the choice of a two-chop dinner for $16, a one-chop dinner for $14, or a pulled pork sandwich dinner for $12.

The pork will be prepared by the Elburn Lions Club and served by 4-H Foundation, clubs, families, and other Extension volunteers and supporters.

Tickets may be purchased by Wednesday, April 3, through your local 4-H Club or 4-H Foundation volunteer, by contacting the event co-chairs Bill Collins at (630) 484-6852 or Katherine Thompson at, or by contacting the Kane County Extension office at (630) 584-6166. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door for an additional $1 per meal.

Auction details

The event also features a silent auction of popular items and themed baskets donated by Kane County 4-H Clubs, Master Gardener volunteers, local Home and Community Education groups, and other area supporters. Silent auction bidding ends at 7 p.m. and the live auction begins.

Proceeds from the dinner and auctions will benefit University of Illinois Extension programs in Kane County including: 4‑H Youth Development, Home and Community Education Association, Horticulture, Master Gardener, and Nutrition and Wellness Programs.

Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available at bronze, silver, and gold levels, and all donations are tax deductible. Donors may request a set number of complimentary tickets based on sponsorship level, and they will receive recognition at the event. To donate, contact event co-chairs Bill Collins at (630) 484-6852 or Katherine Thompson at

“We are grateful for the community support we receive each year and are proud to give back to Extension,” Collins said. “As state funding becomes less available, local support through fundraisers such as this one is vital to maintain the quality of Extension programs offered to the entire county.”

Learn more about University of Illinois Extension in Kane County at

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, contact your local University of Illinois Extension office at (630) 584-6166 or Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

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