Rotary Soup-R-Bowl competition Friday

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Competition promises to be fierce for the McCook Rotary Club's first annual Soup-R-Bowl event to be held Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout downtown McCook. At stake is the bragging right for the People's Choice award for the most scrumptious soup. Proceeds for the event will benefit McCook Pantry.

The public is invited to bring their appetites McCook Friday to try a sample of thirteen different varieties of soup. Ballots will be available at each location so you can keep track of your favorite.

Hungry attendees can start at any location, as well as place their final voting ballot at any location. A free-will cash donation is encouraged to benefit the McCook Pantry. Donated food items will also be accepted at each location.

According to organizer and Rotarian Steve Rasmusen, the event is a way to help businesses to work together to generate foot traffic downtown while at the same time giving back to the community. Each business will donate the ingredients and time to prepare the soup; and Community Hospital and Nick's Distributing will donate supplies. Mousel Brooks Garner Schneider Law Office will provide funding for publicity.

"The time is great for the event, because the Food Pantry is normally low after helping families get through the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays," said Rasmusen.

Participating businesses and their soup include:

Accents Etc -- Chicken Noodle; Adventure Travel -- Wild Rice and Mushroom; Community Hospital (at the Keystone Business Center) -- White Chicken Chili; Horizon Bank -- Broccoli Cheddar; Knowlen & Yates -- White Chicken Chili; Longnecker Jewelry -- International Tex-Mex Chili; McCook Chamber of Commerce -- Chicken Tortilla and Ham and Bean; MPCC Center for Enterprise/McCook Community College (at Keystone Business Center) -- Chicken Tortilla; McCook Gazette -- Italian Vegetable Soup and cinnamon rolls; McCook National Bank -- Heart- Attack Potato; The Sports Shoppe -- Taco Soup; Wagner Chevrolet -- Chicken Noodle; Wagner Ford -- Lasagna Soup.

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