The Mohawk Valley Challengers are having their 2nd annual Chili and Riggie Cook-off at the Frankfort VFW. All-you-can-eat chili & riggies, bottle of water included. $10 adults, children 6-12 $5, 5 and under free. There’s a Chinese auction, cornhole tournament, kids activities, door prizes and music. For more info., check out Mohawk Valley Challengers on Facebook.
Dave & Birdie White are long-standing residents of Fort Plain and on February 12th lost their home to a devastating fire. There’s a benefit at Masonic Temple, 24 Bridge Street in St. Johnsville, with a spaghetti dinner, Chinese auction, 50/50, and bake sale. Adults $10 — children 6-12 $8 — kids 5 & under free. If you'd like to donate an item or basket, please call Renee at 315-219-7085.
There’s a kidney cancer benefit for young Logan Gee at the Eagles Club on Cosby Manor Road in Utica. Great food, music, 50-50, and kid friendly! More info. on Facebook, look for LogansCancerJourney.
The Herkimer County Historical Society is having a Fundraising Dinner Event with Linda Ruth Tosetti, granddaughter of Baseball Legend Babe Ruth, at Francesca’s Banquet Hall in Ilion. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for a Meet and Greet, followed by Dinner at 6:00 p.m. and a Program with Linda as the guest speaker. Jason Powles, WKTV News Anchor, will be our evening’s emcee and a representative from the Baseball Hall of Fame will be in attendance. Tickets are $35.00/person and can be purchased ahead of time from the Herkimer County Historical Society, 406 N. Main St., Herkimer, open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Linda lectures on the life of her legendary grandfather at schools and universities and has been a guest speaker at The Society of America Baseball Research, the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Babe Ruth Museum, just to name a few. She has been a contributor to Fox Channel News, ESPN, Chicago Sun-Times, New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Times and has been an honored guest at Yankee Stadium and Fenway Park and various important sporting venues. Her striking resemblance to her grandfather shows she is a direct descendant through her mother, Dorothy Ruth Pirone, Babe Ruth’s only biological daughter. It is a goal of Ms. Tosetti to see Major League Baseball retire her grandfather’s number 3. For more information, call 315-866-6413 or visit the Historical Society’s website at www.herkimercountyhistory.org.