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Springville community lends a helping hand, during ‘Soup’er Bowl

WHAT A DISH — The Springville Trading Post held its fourth annual “Soup”er bowl party at the Springville Veteran of Foreign Wars Post. Photo submitted by Linette Crelly.
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We would like to send a thank you, to all the supporters who came out, in support of our fourth annual “Soup”er bowl party, to bring about hunger awareness and raise funds for our local community kitchen and Empty Bowls Project.

We are part of a grassroots movement to help meet hunger needs, right here in our own Southern Tier community.

This event was held at the VFW Post No. 5260 in Springville and was a packed house. Handmade bowls, created by S-GI elementary and Middle School art students, under the supervision of teachers Christy Komenda and Rebecca Szpaicher, were the highlight of the event.

Our “souper” supporters enjoyed 18 soup selections, appetizers, desserts, a basket auction and also played the Price is Right grocery edition. Over $1,700 was raised!

We would especially like to thank the VFW Post, Rich’s Products, Tops Market, Wal-Mart, Pam Mescall, Money Saver, Anything Printed, Rick Manzone, Carolsel Beauty Shop, Springville Homewear, Jeanne and Timothy Frank Esq., Shear Brilliance, Pawn Shop, Springville Antiques Co-Op, My Best Friend’s Closet, Oasis B&B (Jeanne Ellis), Carpet World (Staci Decker), Beans to Brew, Julie’s Restaurant, Main Street Pizza and all the hard-working cooks and volunteers who helped make this day possible.

We began this journey, three years ago, with just a dream. Now, our community kitchen continues to grow, every month.

Last year, with God’s help and your support, we were able to bless over 4,636 people in our community with a hot meal and a hand of friendship.

The community kitchen is currently seeking financial support, volunteers and committee members, who have a heart to feed people in body, soul and spirit. If you would like to get involved, please call us at 592-4455 or email tradingpost1@yahoo.com.

An ongoing fundraising effort continues, with our empty ink cartridges/can/bottle drives. You can get involved, by hosting a drive and dropping donations off to the Trading Post, 38 Franklin St., on Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., or directly to the Can Man, on Waverly Street in Springville. Specify they are for the community kitchen.

May God richly bless you for your support.

Trading Post and Community Kitchen Committee

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