The Souper Soup Kitchen 2019!
14 local restaurants came together at the Leslie Town Center on Saturday, February 2 to promote the mission of the Cookeville Rescue Mission! If you didn't attend here's what you missed:
*Rice Time Bistro Tom Kha Soup *Grade-A-Catering Potato Soup *Persis Indian Grill Mulligatawny *The Turnaround Chicken Kale Yeah *Seven Senses Fall Veg Bisque *Father Tom's Pub Strange Brew *Blue Rooster Butternut Squash *Waffle House Chili *Spankies Chicken & Rice Soup *Back Room Bistro Enchilada Soup *House of Thai Tom Yum Soup *Lagniappe Spice Co. Brunswick Stew *World Foods Fagioli
*Blue Pig Pinto & Green Bean Soup
Strouds and Grad-A provided iced tea & Broast provided their very tasty coffee. Shannon Turner went above and beyond by baking more than 500 cookies for dessert! We are grateful for bread and desserts from Great Harvest.
Our thanks to Chartwells at TTU and Cream City who gave the bowls, cups, napkins, spoons - everything needed to actually eat and enjoy the delicious fare.
Friends Anthony Herd provided decorations and hard work setting up center pieces and presenting tables 'just so'; Rosemary Andrews at Gunnels gave beautiful floral decor and the Amanda Scott worked for hours on preparing for and guiding the silent auction. The well-known Ted McWilliams was his usual spontaneous fun self conducting the live auction.
A very special word of gratitude to Kate Laulo for being the volunteer coordinator - a real dynamo making sure everything was well coordiated. We sincerely appreciate all the volunteers, including the Tennessee Tech girls soccer team. The CEO of the Leslie Town Center was most gracious in lending her expertise from start to finish with 'How To' advice.
The evening event raised $21, 221.39 (so far) for the Cookeville Rescue Mission.
$2,523.69 from ticket sales
$3,630.00 from the Live Auction
$3,015 from the Silent Auction (3 additional items yet to be picked up)
$7,000 from table sponsorships
$5,052.70 from donations
Congratulations to this year’s “Soup Champion” the Fall Vegetable Bisque by Seven Senses Restaurant, by Chef Chad Combs. Thank you Chef Chad!
The Leslie Town Center was brimming with a friendly and hungry crowd who all enjoyed tasting the variety of soup. Thank you to everyone who attended, brought guests, and supported the Cookeville Rescue Mission
Thank you Amy Ing and your family for this great Soup Kitchen idea and pulling everyone together to benefit the homeless of our community!
Mark your calendars for next year's Souper event - Saturday, February 1, 2020.