Near perfect temps and a light breeze set the tone for The Soup Kitchen of Muncie’s 4th annual Summerfest on Friday, July 19th. Summerfest is a special party for guests of the Soup Kitchen. It’s a way to celebrate the end of summer, engage the clients and introduce them to some local service providers that can help lead Soup Kitchen’s clients toward a better lifestyle.
The food is always great at Summerfest! This year 12 Soup Kitchen volunteers cooked and served over 300 people! BBQ chicken, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad, and watermelon were on the menu. As in years past, 500 cookies were donated by Dianne Hines. There was also music, a coloring contest for kids, face painting and hair painting. Soup Kitchen’s very own Loretta Parsons even got in on the hair painting!
New this year was a game called “Food for Thought.” Each guest received a punch card with the 18 service providers listed that joined the event this year. Adult guests were encouraged to visit at least 8 agencies for a chance to win Walmart gift cards or MITS bus passes.
Summerfest could not happen without the generous support of its sponsors. This year, 37 sponsors (businesses, individuals and neighborhood churches) donated in some way to make this a success.