The Kalona Optimist Club has set its annual Tenderloin Dinner for Thursday, February 27, starting at 4:30 p.m. at the Kalona United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

“This year we will again have extra cookers so we will be able to serve our huge, delicious tenderloins to more people faster so they don’t have to wait in line for too long of a time,” pointed out Tenderloin dinner chairman Carl Poe.

“We would also appreciate it if you would bring a non-perishable item for the Kalona Food Pantry,” noted Optimist Club President Jim Crowther.

Besides the large tenderloins, the Optimist will also be serving potato salad, coleslaw, cookies and ice cream. condiments will also be available.  Carryouts are welcome.

This is a free will offering with the funds going to the training, conferences and operations of the Optimists Club so they can provide programs for the youth of the community.

Youth programs provided by the Optimist club include helping with Easter Egg Hunt, Youth Ball by the Y, summer youth golf camp and tournament, Halloween party plus the club gives support to the Kalona Public Library, Kalona Fire Dept., Elements Youth Center,  Mid-Prairie and Hillcrest high schools and more youth and community activities.