The 10th Annual Soup at the Sullivan was dedicated to Marie Fett, road house volunteer, who served as a hostess from 2003-2012. She was a fountain of knowledge and a delight to visit with. Marie had amazing stories to tell; and people traveling through Delta, who had the fortune to stop at the roadhouse, went away charmed by one of our Delta treasures. I’m sure there is soup and bread in heaven.
It’s comforting to have so many returning soup & bread makers, (a few for all 10 years). This year’s event had an impressive line-up of soups – sixteen total; and heavenly breads, rolls, and muffins. No matter your preference folks walked away with a tasty tray of “homemade”. I have yet to find a soup day attendee who has actually sampled everything. Familiar faces in the crowd – thoughts of loved ones absent – still it is wonderful to see new faces enjoying the magic of the roadhouse.
Many thanks to friends of the Sullivan Roadhouse:
Savory soups preparers: Mary Ann Czmer, Sandy Dighton, Carol Dufendach, Lou Ann Fett, Debra Fortune, Ann Giese, Phil Kaspari, Natalie Kusz, Carol McNabb, Christy Roden, Karin Senatore, and new to this year: Tony Lamanna, and Sandi (Fett) Wang
Best of bread, muffins, and roll provided by: Mary Ann Czmer, Carol Dufendach, Kassie Farrar, Nancy King, Christy Roden, new bakers: Katie Behrens, Linda Sloan, and Nellie Troit. Lou Ann and Christy provided scrumptious honey butter and herb butter.
Tea, punch, and cucumber water was graciously served by roadhouse hostess, Nancy Williams, she and Granddaughter Mira managed the bucket drop and fifty/fifty raffle throughout the day. Our crafty Lou Ann created several garden treasures – including a lovely garden bench for the bucket drop, which helps raise additional funds to support the roadhouse. Mike Farrar and Lou Ann were greeters and did a fine job of directing traffic and entertaining the crowd. Carol D, Laurie and Sandi W. kept the serving areas tidy and stocked, sliced/served bread as they visited with friends. We appreciate our neighbors, the Buffalo Center Drive-In, for providing plenty of ice.
Carol McNabb, daughter Dani and Grandson Deegan Markham cheerfully served cookies and cream, and vanilla ice cream topped by rhubarb sauce (thank you Ruby Hollembaek) to the grateful crowd. Ken Farrow, delighted the roadhouse with his musical talents while he played in the main salon.
Set up and clean up thanks goes out to Mary Ann, Carol D., Lou Ann, Laurie, Sandi, Christy, and our heavy lifters, Mike and Ron Roden. The process went smoothly thanks to the labors of these volunteers.
Further thanks goes to the Delta Chamber of Commerce for support of this event, the Delta News Web and the Delta Wind for promoting soup day on-line and in the paper.
Hearts were warmed by the aroma of soup, bread, and the company of good friends – thank you to all who attended for your kind support of the Sullivan Roadhouse Museum and gardens.
Anyone wishing to help with activities at the roadhouse can contact one of the many volunteers listed above. Thank you.
Sincerely, Christy Roden