Update…The total raised was $2,299. $658 from the ServeYES! bake sale, and $1,641 from the Soup Spectacular.
Jamestown (CSi) Buffalo Mall merchants held their 12th annual Business Leaders Soup Spectacular Cook-off contest to raise funds for the James River Senior Center Home Delivered Meal Program.
There were 15 local business leaders and organizations that took part in this event:
Alpha Opportunities Inc. Alpha Opportunities Inc. – 705 Group Home
Bison 6 Cinema
Boy Scout Troop #134
Buffalo Mall Dakota Store
Edgewood Senior Living
James River Senior Center
North Dakota Game and Fish Department
PATH North Dakota Inc.
South Central Human Service Center
St. John’s Academy Student Council
Zonta Club of Jamestown
The People’s Choice award for the best tasting soup went to Entzminger Dairy.
The Most Money Collected award went to James River Senior Center.
The Best Decorated Booth award went to Boy Scout Troop #134.
The award for the Most Unique Soup was presented to PATH North Dakota Inc.
More 2017 CSi photos by Matt Sheppard at Facebook.
On Tuesday’s Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2, Buffalo Mall, Administrative Assistant, Bev Dawson said, community business leaders and service clubs will enter their favorite soup, while promoting their organization or business in their booths. The public will be able to taste the soup entries and cast their vote for the best soup in Jamestown. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Home Delivered Meal Program.
Categories will include: Peoples Choice, Most dollars raised, Best Decorated Booth, and Most Unique Soup.
She added that in conjunction with the soup cook-off, ServeYES! will host a benefit bake sale for the Home Delivered Meal Program.
Entertainment was provided by R & C School of Rock.
Also on our show, the James River Senior & Community Center’s Office Manager Rhonda Sahr said that in 2016 18,056 meals were delivered by volunteer drivers, five days a week.
She pointed out that to be eligible to receive the home delivered meals, an individual must be at least 60 years old, and meet other eligibility requires. The meal’s suggested donation $4, however no one is turned away, due to inability to pay.
More information and to inquire about becoming a volunteer driver, by call Rhonda Sahr at 252-2882/
Photos from last year: