The Humane Society of the High Plains will host its annual Soup ‘R Bowl on Jan. 28. The organization is preparing for another big turnout this year as more than 600 people were in attendance in 2017. Alicia Tripler, a new board member for the Humane Society, said the event is important for the organization.
“It is the biggest fundraiser for the Humane Society every year and has become a community event that people look forward to,” Tripler said.
Patrons will be able to try many different soups and desserts made by different local organizations and businesses, as well as be entered into a raffle.
“You buy a ticket or pay at the door for admission and community organizations and businesses have someone from their company cook a soup and then you as the patron go through and try each of the soups or the ones you want to try,” Tripler said. “After you pick your favorite, you get a full cup of your soup and we give you some voting tickets and you can vote for your favorites. Whoever gets the most votes wins the Golden Ladle that year.”
The Humane Society will also have membership sign-up available and donation jars around the event. With all the cooking materials and ingredients donated by the business sponsoring the chef, the organization will not have much overhead and ends up getting a good return on the fundraising.
The 21st annual Soup ‘R Bowl will be held on Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Unrein Building, located at the Ellis County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door or at the following businesses:
Hays Veterinary Hospital – 1016 E. 8th
Fur is Flying – 700 E. 8th
Back To Nature – 2707 Vine St.
Pet Sense – 2508 Vine St.
Barkley Suites – 2202 Vine St.
Humane Society of the High Plains