Annual Stone Soup Supper is Feb. 1

Annual Stone Soup Supper is Feb. 1
The annual, free, Stone Soup supper will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, handicapped accessible, no steps. All are welcome to come, eat, and enjoy one another's company free of charge.

This event began about 26 years ago with the inspiration of a few graduate students who were attending the TLCW Couple's Club. They felt that the women should do something for the community to which all are welcome, no charges nor any special message other than sharing a simple meal, especially for those who are having a hard time making ends meet.

The idea of the name was born out of the children's story of a couple of destitute soldiers looking for food. Everyone ignored their plight until they set up a pot of hot water in the middle of the town square. Into the pot they placed a few stones. Curiosity over came the townspeople. They asked what on earth they thought they were doing. "Making stone soup," was the answer. Of course the rest is obvious. The women offered a few vegetables, a little meat, and in the end the soldiers and the townspeople shared a hearty soup together.

Since that year, 26 years ago, the students have moved away, the couples' circle has dissolved but the stone soup supper remains one of the most popular things that TLCW sponsors. Men and women alike will gather on Tuesday evening, Jan. 31 to peel potatoes, cut up other veggies, meats, and whatever needs to be done.

On Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., the cooking begins. By 4:45 p.m., the tables are set and the early birds are standing in line. Anyone who would like to participate in the preparation is welcome to come.

There is plenty of work for all as well as plenty of soup. Call the church, 624-4442 or 624-2941 after hours if you have any questions. For those unable to come out after dark, we take orders and deliver. Otherwise, just come and bring the family and friends for a friendly, simple meal.

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