Knox County News

GRC Memorial

Thank you to Mrs. Raney’s 3rd grade class @ Franklin Elementary for the generous donation of $200 for the homeless! Very energetic & sweet kids!

Wabash Valley Connect

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Flaget Elementary

Lilly Covid Relief Grant for technology for remote learning for elementary students


Lilly Covid Relief Fund Grant to the KCARC for Employee Covid Childcare

McCormick Senior Center

Recent Donation from Lilly Covid Relief funds provides for day services clients.  Their grant was entitled "Down but not giving up!"

PACE Family Needs donation

United Way donates grant for $5,000 from the COVID Lily Fund for the Family Meals Program.

Liz and Jessica


The 2020 Great Bowls of Fire  - The Remix United Way Chili Cook-Off was a total success earning $27,488!  Thanks to the chefs and everyone who had a part in the event, especially Lacey Lane!  

Civitan Donation

Members of the Civitan Childrens Center, staff, teachers, and students receive check from the Covid-19 Eli Lilly Grant for their new Sensory Integration Support Program.

chili cook off poster

Lacey Lane of the United Way of Knox County has released information about this years Chili Cookoff which is entitled “Great Bowls of Fire – the Remix” sponsored by Farbest and Futaba.  Interested supporters can visit the 25 “celebrity” chefs by texting the word remix to 71777.  You can then vote for your favorite by donating to United Way.  The cook off itself will be a Poker Run in the downtown area with chefs being at various locations (e.g. Mayor Yochum at City Hall, Campaign co-chair Jonathan Vennard at Best One Tire). Chefs will be practicing social distancing and serving chili samples to people driving up to the area or the public can park and visit the chefs observing the same rules.  Ten locations will have poker cards for a prize to the best hand at the end of the event.   The public can pick up a map of the route at the Riverfront Pavilion on Friday October 23rd from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Awards will be given to chefs collecting the most online donations and dollars collected the evening of the event.  A special spirit award will be presented by Deb Reynolds in honor of her late husband who was the famous Mickey Bones of the early chili cook off days. 

Campaign 2020 kicked off August 27, 2020 with a Live FaceBook Event!

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The Day of Caring for 2020 has been postponed due to COVID concerns and availability of volunteers.


Lacey Lane is working to recruit 30 "celebrity" chefs to compete in the 2020 event.  (100 Men Who Cook has been moved to 2021.). It is scheduled for Friday, October 23rd in the Vincennes Pavilion to pick up a map and visit our chefs throughout the downtown area for a taste of their chili and opportunity to donate.  You can also donate to United Way in advance by visiting our chefs.  Text the word Remix to 71777 to vote for your favorite chef.