WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Chefs cooked up signature food for a good cause at the 23rd annual Signature Chefs event.
The event was emceed by News 18's Dan Klein at the Purdue Memorial Union Thursday night.
The event raised money for March of Dimes to research why premature births happen and how to prevent them.
The ballrooms were filled with food, wine, entertainment and both a silent and live auction.
Volunteer Vicki Van Kirk says the event is one of the organizations most important fundraiser.
"This one is really a lot of fun. We raise probably $50,000-$60,000 for moms and babies. It's really wonderful the way the community supports us," said Van Kirk.
Some of the items auctioned off Thursday night included an autographed Indianapolis Colts football, art work and jewelry.
Event organizers said when all was tallied, more than $40,000 was raised, almost doubling the previous year's total.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) proposed a pre-K voucher program as part of his 2014 agenda. The program would give underprivileged children access to pre-K programs.
Several generations gathered Saturday to remember a day that will live in infamy. The day marked 72 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Almost Home is holding an open house with special adoption deals.