Soup-er gathering for a good cause
Central Division, General Manager
Jobe Publishing, Inc.
Last Thursday many from the community came out on a cold day for a warm bowl of soup and the trimmings at the Homemaker’s Soup Luncheon.
Metcalfe County Homemakers began hosting bean soup lunches in 1980 to support the UK Ovarian Cancer Research and Screening project.
The event has become a popular fundraiser held each winter.
Although attendance was down a bit in comparison to recent years, an ample amount of money was still raised.
“The soup lunch brought in 650.00 and all of those proceeds, 100%, will be donated along with $1.00 per member from their annual 8.00 Homemaker dues, to support the ongoing ovarian cancer research and screening project,” said Lynn Blankenship, Family, and Consumer Science Agent.
A silent auction was also held raising approximately $ 250.00.
“This year the silent auction proceeds are allocated to support the annual 600.00 college scholarship that is awarded to a college-bound senior graduating from MCHS. Every other year the silent auction proceeds are added to the soup lunch proceeds for the Ovarian Cancer Research project,” Blankenship said.
For more information about the ovarian cancer research project, visit https://keha.ca.uky.edu/content/keha-celebrates-40-years-ovarian-cancer-outreach-and-research-support.