The 11th Annual Soup at the Sullivan was bursting at the seams with a record 18 soups. The entry to the roadhouse was lined with 17 “garden” treasures constructed by our darling Lou Ann which included an original Lou Ann bench, pumpkin planter made from an old tire and various autumn baskets filled with goodness for the Bucket Drop fundraiser – you are amazing Lou. Christine L. graciously donated Alaska photo cards for one of the many prizes..
Many thanks to friends of the Sullivan Roadhouse:
Savory soups preparers: Mary Ann Czmer, Sandy Dighton, Courtney Durham, Carol Dufendach, Lou Ann Fett, Debra Fortune, Ann Giese, Phil Kaspari, Natalie Kusz, Tony Lamanna, Carol McNabb, Christy Roden, and new to this year: Alison Heyman, Christine Lemley, and Lonnie Miller
Best of bread, muffins, scones, and rolls provided by Katie Behrens,: Mary Ann Czmer, Carol Dufendach, Kassie Farrar, Lou Ann Fett, Nancy King, Ron Roden, Linda Sloan, and Nellie Troit. Lou Ann and Christy provided scrumptious honey butter and herb butter, and an errant tray of scalloped potatoes from Ann Mauer.
Nancy Williams and Flower Cole (SRH museum hostesses) greeted the crowd and served beverage. Carol D and Laurie kept the serving areas tidy and stocked, sliced/served bread as they visited with friends.
Mike treated our guests to his rhubarb and blueberry punch, delicious and nutritious; it was a hit at the beverage table.
Carol McNabb’s vanilla ice cream topped by rhubarb sauces (thank you Ruby Hollembaek) to the grateful crowd. Ken Farrow, charmed the roadhouse with his musical talents while he played in the main salon.
Set up and clean up thanks goes out to Carol D., Christine, Christy, Lou Ann, Laurie, Mike and assistance from Mary Ann, Phil Kaspari and Bruce Grossmann. 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 and bread, along with the company of good friends – thank you to all who attended for your kind support of the Sullivan Roadhouse Museum and gardens. And thank you Ma Sullivan for sunny days at the roadhouse.
Anyone wishing to help with activities at the roadhouse can contact one of the many volunteers listed above. Thank you.
Sincerely, Christy Roden
I would like to share this note from Joyce McCombs: “Thank you for all the hard work for Soup at the Sullivan… you and that dream team always make everything so perfect…. I’m so glad the weather cooperated today..wasn’t it great? And everything was DELICIOUS, of course! We sure have some talented chefs in town… Soup Day is one of my favorite events of the year… and I’m not the only one who says so! Thanks again” – Joyce