Felton's pork chop feed supports local scholarships

Dan Felton, owner of Felton's Auto Sales, has been funding the annual Pork Chop Feed at the Elks Lodge for 20 years. This Saturday community members can visit the Elks Lodge for a pork chop dinner and participate in an auction. All proceeds go towards scholarships for local students.

Felton’s Auto Sales plans to host its annual Pork Chop Feed at the Elks Lodge Saturday, September 19.

This will be the twentieth year that Felton’s Auto has put on the event. Dan Felton has been at the helm of putting together and funding the event since the year 2000.

The Pork Chop Feed and auction has been the main fundraising event for the Elks Youth Scholarship Program which has provided scholarships for students around the area.

Mr. Felton said that all the money generated from the event is put into the fund.

“Every dime collected goes to the scholarships,” Mr. Felton said. “The people in this town have been generous over the years to donate items to the auction and its no different this year. The auction is one of the main fundraisers for the scholarships.”

Mr. Felton said that he isn’t sure how much money they have raised for local students over the program's 20 year history but he did say that they make a significant amount each year.

Last year the program raised $9,000 and the year before $7,700 was raised for local scholarships.

“Overall that’s a lot of money over a lot of years,” Mr. Felton said.

Mr. Felton said that familiar help will be active in the kitchen again this year. Jerry Sexton will head the kitchen crew who will make the pork chops along with mashed potatoes and gravy. Scott Sexton will make his cauliflower and carrots with cheese. Alice Scarborough will be in charge of rolls and Milinda Witten will be handling desserts.

He said that along with the main crew a lot of Elks members have planned to volunteer to make the dinner and auction run smoothly.

“We have a lot of people involved and there is a lot of great food,” Mr. Felton said. “It will be a great time.”

Mr. Felton said that there is a wide variety of items that will be featured in this year’s auction. He said that a few locals donated a trailer full of firewood and two loads of gravel. There will also be various gift baskets and gift certificates that were donated by local businesses.

“There is a little something for everyone at all kinds of price ranges,” Mr. Felton said.

The dinner will begin at 5:00 p.m. with the auction following at around 6:30 p.m. Dinner costs $12 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under.

For more information contact the Elks Lodge at 208-245-1418.

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