Soup cook-off raises funds for Bay's seniors

More than two dozen volunteers served 150 hungry seniors at the annual Bay Village soup cook-off. Photo by Tara Wendell

The Bay Village Senior Center hosted its annual soup cook-off on Jan. 26, serving a sampling of 11 different culinary creations to 150 hungry guests.

This year's event featured a variety of soups, from the Normandy Senior Living's first-place white chicken lasagna soup, to Concord Reserve's perennial favorite lobster bisque (a close second), to Fairmont's bronze-medal-winning sausage and potato soup.

The event ran like a well-oiled machine thanks to the meticulous planning of senior activities manager Jennifer Ruese and the work of 26 volunteers, including employees from city hall and the police department. 

Donations from ticket sales and vendor entry fees raised $2,000 for senior center programming and activities.

Guests also had a chance to win over a dozen raffle prizes donated by local businesses. The center is planning additional fundraising events this year, including the annual rummage sale in July.

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Volume 16, Issue 2, Posted 9:59 AM, 02.06.2024