Category Archives: Fundraisers

Fish Fry, April 25, 2014

The Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club and the Chesterton High School Interact Club will hold its annual fish fry on April 25, 2014 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Westchester Intermediate School, 1050 S. 5th St. The all-you-can-eat dinner will feature hand breaded Alaskan cod from Dan’s Fish Fry Service, chicken tenders, potato salad, cole slaw, bread and butter, dessert and beverages. Dinners are $9.50 for adults and $5.25 for ages 5 to 12. Take-outs will be available.

Proceeds from this event help support a variety of local and international service projects including the Rotary Field at 5th and Porter, Re-Building Together Duneland, high school scholarships, and others.

Tickets are available from any Rotarian, or call chairman Eric Graham at (219) 313-3652.

Greens Fundraiser 2012

David Hiestand, Jake Bristol, Tom Archbald
David Hiestand, Jake Bristol, Tom Archbald at the State Park Little League Field of Dreams project

Greens are on sale.  Please contact a Chesterton-Porter Rotarian or email us at to get more information or place your order.  Click Rotary Greens Flyer 2012 to download the flyer with this year’s items.  Our fundraisers go to support local projects and scholarship for graduating CHS seniors.

2011 Fish Fry was a Success


Rotary Fish Fry 2011The 2011 Rotary Fish Fry was held on April 29, 2011.  The event was a great success and we fed almost 700 people at the all-you-can-eat event.  The turnout was helped by one of the first truly beautiful days of Spring.

A thank you goes out to all the members and those in the community that made this event possible, especially Rotarian Eric Graham, Westchester Intermediate School , and the CHS Choir.


Rotarians give to Westchester Food Pantry

Westchester Food Pantry Donation
Rick Hokanson and Jim Anton

On Wednesday night, December 15th, the Chesterton – Porter Rotary Club hosted their annual Christmas Party.  Rotarians were asked to bring non-perishable items along with canned hams in support of the food pantry.  The response was overwhelming.  Shown are Rick Hokanson, Rotarian and Director of the Westchester Food Pantry and Rotary President Jim Anton.  There were 15 canned hams along with several bags of canned food donated.  Also during the festivities, the Club raised $817 to donate to the pantry.  Finally, Rotarian Tammy Bridegroom announced that an anonymous donor dropped off $500 in Wiseway gift certificates at the Duneland YMCA towards the cause.  The Westchester Food Panty will make its pre-Christmas distribution on December 21st.  Please consider the needs of others during this time.

Fish Fry Moves to New Location

Fish Fry FishermanAfter 20 years of hosting the annual fish fry at Chesterton’s First United Methodist Church, the Club is moving the part to Westchester Intermediate School.  The new location will offer greater accessibility for patrons of this great community event.  Get your tickets ahead of time or at the door, $9.50 for adults and $5.25 for children, ages 5-12.

The school is located at 1050 South 5th Street, Chesterton, IN 46304.  Parking and entrance to the fish fry are on the south side of the school.

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Barbecue Chicken Sale

The Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club held its annual barbecue chicken sale on Saturday, September 12, 2009.  The weather was great and the chicken stand was very busy.  Thank you to everyone that bought tickets, sold tickets, picked up chicken, or worked the chicken stand.

Bill Dean, Jim Anton, Carla Sparks, and Tim Harris
Bill Dean, Jim Anton, Carla Sparks, and Tim Harris