EVENT RECAP: Falling for Soup

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Last night’s Falling for Soup event at the Collingwood Arts Center’s Underground Theatre was AMAZING.

Nearly 100 people came out to hear four incredible presentations and dine on soup provided by local chefs. We raised $813 through entry fees, raffle ticket sales and the bake sale, all of which went to the evening’s winner Soul City Boxing & Wrestling Gym. They’ll use the funds they received to help with cover travel expenses for taking a team of eight athletes to the Elite, Youth and Junior National Championships in Kansas City, Missouri later this year.

This is the second time the Soup audience has selected Soul City as a microgrant recipient, and, in true community fashion, they shared $150 of their grant with the other evening’s presenters: Morgan Fitzgibbons’ Post-It mural project, Joseph Peterson’s “Family Feud” community-building event at Scott High School, and Jerrod Witt’s AudiblEye app that helps the visually impaired navigate unfamiliar spaces.

We encourage those who are interested in further supporting these projects to contact the organizers directly.

High-Fives and Massive Thanks

To the Collingwood Arts Center team, — including Lexi, Ali and Pat, who helped set up the space, arrange the lighting and run the sound.

To the chefs who generously donated delicious soups:

To all the fantastic local businesses and people who contributed to the raffle:

To Maddie & Bella for the yummy coffee.

To our Emcees, Meaghan Mick and Eric Chase of 92.5 KISS FM for their energetic hosting. (You’re in for the next one, right?!)

To Ric Armentrout & Live On Location Productions for shooting the event! (We can’t wait to see the footage!)

To Mel Prior and her TSA students for all their help decorating!

And last, but certainly not least, to our incredible volunteer committee. Without all of your heart and hard work, this wouldn’t be possible.

NEXT EVENT: Falling for Soup – September 18th

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We’ve cooked up another great SOUP event, so mark your calendars and tell all your friends.

Join us at 5:00pm on Sunday, September 18th at the Collingwood Arts Center’s Underground Theatre to enjoy some tasty soup from local chefs, hear presentations on several awesome community projects, and help us raise some moolah to fund one of them!

Tracy from Chef Tracy 419 will be making a ginger-squash soup that’s dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian!