CookingMADISONVILLE, Ky. (1/23/20) — Hopkins County YMCA and Madisonville Rotary Club, in their continued efforts to help the youth of Hopkins County, pooled their resources to raise funds needed to serve children this year. The sold-out Cookin’ for Kids event is set for Saturday at Ballard Convention Center in Madisonville.

The historic Rotary Auction along with the YMCA will be a part of the event. Items valued at more than $10,000 will be auctioned off live. Those unable to attend can participate by prearranging a call when items come up for auction Saturday night.

Approximately 30 Items will be auctioned to the highest bidders including the following:

• 18,000 BTU propane wall heater from R&D Home Center
• Honeywell Focus Pro 6000 thermostat from Prow Brothers
• One-year family membership for YMCA from YMCA
• Battery powered blower from People Plus and Butler True Value
• $250 or 10% off your survey from Ronald Johnson & Assoc.
• 365 Huddle Bucks from Huddle House
• Dining room rental + $200 certificate or $400 Food Truck certificate from Catering & Creations
• $200 Gift Certificate from Country Cupboard
• Two nights in a two-bedroom cabin at Pennyrile State Resort Park
• $200+ meat package from Madisonville Marketplace
• $250 gift certificate from Madisonville Auto Parts NAPA
• $250 gift certificate from Sprint Print/Main Street Mini Storage/Sprint Print office supplies
• Wood carvings from Heath Duncan
• Golf membership + mini golf passes + disc golf set from Madisonville City Park
• One blizzard per week for 52 weeks from Dairy Queen
• Two exterior (or interior) LED lanterns from Manufacturers Supply
• $500 voucher for tires from Watermark Ford and Watermark Nissan
• One-year family membership at Fitness Formula from Baptist Health
• Five-year wheel and tire replacement policy from Pogue Automotive
• Two-night stay from Holiday Inn Express
• She Shed Workshop from Kraft it Yourself
• Tuition for three credit hours + gift bag from Madisonville Community College
• 20’ X 30’ tent rental from Noel Event Rentals
• Two nights at AirBNB @ The Church from Corporate All-Inclusive Rentals
• Stihl Power Washer from GE Aviation
• Ladies Gardening Package from GE Aviation
• Case pocketknife from GE Aviation
• Harley Davidson Case pocketknife from GE Aviation

To place a bid on the above items, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or provide a phone number so that bidders receive a call when items of interest go up for bid.

The primary focus is on the celebrity chefs vying for the “Golden Spatula” and bragging rights for a year. The chef raising the most in their “tip jar” wins.

Local celebrity chefs include Mary Ashby, Melissa Ball, Joe Blue, Tanya Bowman, Jarrett Brown, Angela Carter, Keenan Cloern, Kevin Cotton, Laurie Cox, John Dunning, Cameron Edwards, Tom Eveland, Laura Faulk, Kara Foster, Ray Hagerman, Jason Hawkins, Spencer Holley, Albert Jackson, Mallory Johnson, Lori Jones, Loletuth Katz, Brandon Lamond, Mike Lewis, Logan McGarry, Kent Mills, Skylar Phaup, Bill Powell, Lee Riddle, Brad Rose, Kerry Sharber, Sharon Smith, Aaron Spencer, Kellye Tapp, Harris Terry, PT Terry, Phil Terry and Devi Thorp.

Individuals can help their favorite celebrity to culinary greatness with a contribution to their “tip jar” by visiting

Select the favorite chef and donate online or give the chef candidate cash so they can add to their tip jars.

Anyone with extra tickets or in need of tickets is asked to post below the article.

Ron Sanders
SurfKY News

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