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Soup Supper Success!

Souper Supper Event Garners $1,600 For Historical Society

The Rose Hill Historical Society Soup Supper and Auction held Saturday, March 4 was a big success.

Event organizer and society fundraising chairperson, Becky Rierson, had set a goal of $1,000 for the evening but exceeded that by over $600 for a total of $1,600 that came from community support and business donations.

Almost 100 guests turned out for an evening of fine food, a humorous telling of Kansas Folk Tales and Legends by Jim Hoy and a wide array of raffle prize drawings.

Gloria Cox headed out the soup committee that included Cindy Bradford, Tracy Cooksey, Janis Linot, Joy Pearson, Janie Barnard, Jessie Poston, Betty Lee, Karen Royal and Chris Wendt, all of whom made crockpots of taco soup, ham and potato soup, vegetable beef soup and chicken and noodles.

Homemade cornbread and cracker accompanied the soup along with Sloppy Joe sandwiches made by Rierson and Trevor Johnson.

The meal was completed with homemade carrot cake and chocolate cake donated by Trudi Mankins and Angela Allen of Truely Amazing Catering.

Rierson took money and sold raffle ticket packages while Daryl Futhey took petition signatures and membership payments. Barnard, Cooksey, Rhonda Cooper, Johnson, Cindy Bradford, Gloria Cox, Craig Linot and Jamie Brazda served the supper in bright red aprons stamped with the Rose Hill Historical Society made by Cooksey.

Dan and Cathy Pickett acted as the sales force for the historical books and the Rose Hill 130th Year Anniversary t-shirts. Both of these items are still for sale by contacting Bradford at 776-2605 or by visiting the Rose Hill Historical Museum on the second or fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All proceeds from this and future fundraising events will benefit the inside finishing construction of the newly built display center behind the museum.

The raffle winners were awarded following the lecture by Hoy. Bradford was assisted with the drawing by her grandson Dylan Bradford and Johnson delivered the items to the guests.

Verna Winn won the Garden Basket from American Family Insurance. The Coffee Basket went to Kathy Gerber from Coffee With Friends and Don Gerber won the Scentsy Basket from Rhonda Taylor.

Brad Bradford took the Jamberry Basket from Kathy Vines and the Dopps Chiropractic Healing Basket went to Oreta Burnham along with a 31 Bag from Rierson. There were two paintings donated by Troy Moree which also went to Burnham.

Moree also donated a fire pit and logs that went to Larry Young. The Kindle Fire from Lee Media Group went to Gerber. The men's and girl's bikes were won by Brad Bradford Jr. and the Brad Bradford won the women's bike with the boy's bike going to Keith Cox.

Local businesses also donated gift certificates that included a $20 certificate from Louis’ Rose Hill Cafe won by Sam Getz, Happy House Chinese Restaurant certificates won by Keith Cox and Brad Bradford and a wheel alignment from Auto Body Connection went to Cooksey and Ross Lumbert.

Pat Beran and Lumbert won the stainless steel thermos from Rose Hill Bank and Lavonda Norrod took the sports umbrella, also from Rose Hill Bank. There were seven Rose Hill t-shirts donated by Janus and went to Trevor Johnson, Lumbert, Ruth Gordan, Joy Pearson, Norrod with two going to Keith Cox.

Wayne Bentley with All Around Sportswear gave seven Rose Hill hats that were won by Daryl Futhey, Larry Young, Keith Cox, Mark Alley and three won by Rierson.

A wheat relief from Cooksey and Meggin DeMoss of Set In Stone went to Sam Getz.

A driftwood floral arrangement went to Larry Young. Don Gerber won a Fall Festival Fishing Derby entry and Johnson won a Kansas University package from Butler County College.

One addition to the raffle was a small silent auction of three items. A handmade quilt made by Janis Linot went to Cooksey as well as a handmade end table by Richard Albright. Marion Futhey won a piece of artwork, also given by Albright.

The winnings were rounded out by 40 grab bag winners.
Cindy Bradford, left, serves soup to guests Don Waller and Oreta and Paul Burnham.
Cindy Bradford, left, serves soup to guests Don Waller and Oreta and Paul Burnham.