It's time for Tyler's Third Annual March of Dimes "Signature Chef's Auction." This is a delicious event for foodies, philanthropists and corporations to raise funds for the March of Dimes. March of Dimes Mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Every year East Texas chooses an Ambassador Family. This year it is the Townsend family. The Townsend's son, Garrett, was born prematurely and weighed 2lbs and 12 oz. It was obvious that Garrett would need special care and be in the NICU for several weeks. In their time of need, the family became aware of what March of Dimes is all about.

The Townsend's have a beautiful healthy boy now and are so grateful for the specialists and equipment that it took to save his life.

These precious babies and families are the reason that March of Dimes holds the "Signature Chefs Auction" each year. So make your plans to attend now!

The auction features;

Enticing culinary creations from top Tyler area chefs.

Distinctive culinary auction packages in the Live and Big Board auctions.

Fund the mission opportunities, where 100% of monies raised directly serve the March of Dimes.

Here are all the "tasty" details;

Cascade Club in Tyler

Tuesday, September 25th from 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Dress is cocktail attire

Reserved tables of ten - $1,500

Sponsorships are available

For more information contact Sara Shumate - Community Director of March of Dimes

903-939-1847 or

Keep listening to KNUE for your chance to win a pair of tickets to this "appetizing" event!