It’ll be Hamilton and Butler County ‘feuding’ in this fun event to raise money for 3 local charities

The City of Hamilton and Butler County are starting a new feud, with bragging rights at stake.

And three Butler County non-profit organizations will be the beneficiaries of the competitive spirit by some city and county officials on display this weekend.

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The Hamilton Junior Women’s League is presenting Family Feud: City vs. County Edition — this year’s theme for the annual Junior Women’s League’s annual “Eat. Drink. Give.” event — from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Fitton Center for the Creative Arts, 101 S Monument Ave. in Hamilton. Tickets, which are still available, are $75 per person.

Event co-chair Erin Robinson said last year’s roast of Sheriff Richard Jones and others was the organization’s best fundraiser the “Eat. Drink. Give.” program has had to date. She hopes this year’s Family Feud theme can match last year’s success.

“That was the most we’ve been able to give,” Robinson said of the $22,000 raised, “thanks to the generosity of local businesses coming together. It was so exciting.”

Four county and four city officials will face off on Saturday in a Family Feud matchup to raise money for Serve City, Family Promise of Butler County and PARACHUTE: Butler County CASA. The fifth spot on each team will be unknown until Saturday, Robinson said.

“We’re going to auction those spots off,” she said. “We don’t know who those fifth contestants will be, so that’s really exciting.”

Butler County’s team includes:

Butler County Visitor’s Bureau Executive Director Mark Hecquet

• Butler County Treasurer Nancy Nix

• PARACHUTE: Butler County CASA Executive Director Chris Schultz

• Acting Butler County Water and Sewer Director Sue Vance

The City of Hamilton’s team includes:

• Mayor Pat Moeller

• City Councilwoman Carla Fiehrer

• Police Officer Mike Thacker

• Sara’s House owner/curator Sara Vallandingham

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“It’s going to be a good time,” said Nix, who has been a court-appointed special advocate for PARACHUTE since 2017.

Moeller, already in the competitive spirit, said the makeup of his team “sounds like a winning team.” The mayor said he’s been preparing by playing the Family Feud board game.

“I’m still not good at it, but it’s going to be fun no matter what,” he said.

But all joking aside, the mayor said the Junior Women’s League “is a great group and this will benefit the nonprofits” and the players on both teams have “a lot of fun people.”

“Win or lose, it’s a great cause,” Moeller said.

Eat. Drink. Give.” is the Hamilton Junior Women’s League signature event, and in past years it featured a dance.

That’s until last year’s roast of some well-known folks around the City of Hamilton. They included Jones, Hamilton native and movie producer Vince Jolivette Jr. and Rhonda Brown, a Hamilton philanthropist involved with InsideOut Studio in downtown Hamilton.

Jones raised an additional $5,000 within a minute which helped bump the total money raised to $30,000, which was divided among last year’s charitable partners, with the lion’s share — $22,000 — going to PARACHUTE.

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