Once again the largest fundraiser for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank was a sold out event. Approximately 300 attended or volunteered to serve at the 7th annual Soup Supper held at the Soldotna Sports Center.
"I'm already looking for a location that will seat 400 for the 8th event," said executive director Linda Swarner. "We increased revenue by 50% thanks to the generosity of community and statewide support. Thanks to all who purchased tickets and attended the successful event," added Swarner.
Everyone that attended took home a hand crafted pottery soup bowl contributed by local artists and the Kenai Potter's Guild. Jim Udelhoven of Udelhoven Oilfield Services was once again a major sponsor as well as purchasing the grand champion steer at the 4-H Livestock Auction raised by Stephanie Lamb and donating it back to the Food Bank. Stormin' Norman Blakely was the volunteer auctioneer and Randy Daly was the emcee for the event.
Other major contributors included Unocal, Fed Ex, Agrium, Call of the Wild, Spenard Builders Supply, Soldotna Church of the Nazarene, Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Salamatof Native Association, and Soldotna Professional Pharmacy.
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