On Feb. 24, the Coryland Church Youth Group hosted Soup for Heroes. They earned a total of $1,256.82. This was divided between two local fire departments; the recipients were Big Elm and South Creek.
There were over ten different kinds of soups to choose from at this event to include chicken noodle, chili, potato, Italian wedding, cheeseburger and broccoli cheese, were just some of them, along with a table full of sandwiches and desserts.
Along with the Chinese auction there was a special drawing for the fire volunteers. South Creek Retired Chief, Duck Fulmer, won a Dandy gift certificate. When asked about the event, he answered with, “It was great, there was a great selection of food and it was a fun time,” adding, “It was a nice experience.”
Vice President of Big Elm Fire Department, Butch Bean, winner of Halls fudge, commented, “It is hard to express the gratitude we have for the community participation that continues to support the Coryland Church Youth Group and Big Elm Fire Department. From all the volunteer members of Big Elm, Thank you! These young volunteers that are supporting the volunteer fire departments and the community are helping to provide a bright future for themselves as well as their local community.”
If food was made, and item was donated, or you came out for the event, the youth group would like to thank all who helped support this cause. This event could not happen without them.
A special thank-you to Keck’s Meat Plant and Woody’s Country Store for their donations towards food. Also, to Coopers Sporting Goods, Armenia Mountain Foot Wear, Sheddens, Country Hair Designs, Southport Pizza Hut, Dandy Mini Mart, Creative Designs, Rhythm and Blooms, Dirt Road Herbals, Mary Kendall’s Beauty Shop, Havens Well Drilling, Eagle Hill Cycles, Halls Candy, Wright’s Car Wash, Total Image, First Citizens of Gillett, TMT Gravel, McWhorters Maple Syrup, Wheeler’s Candyland, and Bixby’s Maple Syrup.
“It was for a very good cause and there was a great variety of soup, with a very fun Chinese auction,” said Debbie Smith of Coryland, who won a basket of Americana items donated by Sheddens.
On March 7, the Corylanders met with Big Elm and South Creek at the church where the event took place and gave them each a check for $628.42.