For immediate release November 9, 2011
Contact: Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (515) 281-3858
Governor Branstad, Lt. Governor Reynolds team up with Girl Scouts to serve guests
DES MOINES – Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds will team up with local Girl Scouts this month to serve guests at the Department of Cultural Affairs’ 7th annual Chili for Charity event.
The public is invited to Chili for Charity 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 23, 2011, at the State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines. Guests will receive chili or vegetarian chili, cornbread, dessert and a drink for $5 or the donation of a toy. Proceeds benefit the Food Bank of Iowa and the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots.
“With the holiday season quickly approaching, the Chili for Charity event is an opportunity to help those in need,” DCA Director Mary Tiffany Cownie said. “We are very grateful for the support of Governor Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Reynolds and all of our sponsors. I encourage the public to come out and help support this wonderful event.”
In addition to serving chili, the Girl Scouts will perform songs with accompaniment from Phil Dean, and the White Eagle Pow-Wow will perform Native American drumming and dancing.
Chili for Charity is sponsored by KCCI-TV, U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots, Fareway Stores, Iowa Network Services, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Kum & Go and Café Baratta’s. Call 515-281-5111 for more information.