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Warm Up With Soup Contest at Ferndale Rotary Event on Thursday

Tickets cost $25 and all proceeds will benefit the Capuchin Soup Kitchen and the Ferndale Rotary Club.

There's nothing like hot soup on a cold winter day, and on Thursday you can take your pick among the best soups in town all while benefiting local charities.

Several local businesses are participating in the Winter Warm Up from 6-10 p.m. March 8 at Shriners Silver Garden Events Center in Southfield.

This soup contest event, sponsored by , and Shriners Silver Gardens, will feature taste-testing of 10 signature soups by local restaurants and caterers. A judges award and people's choice award will be given out to the soups that get the most votes.

Tickets cost $25 and all proceeds benefit the Ferndale Rotary and the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.

Ferndale Rotary board member Carol Jackson, who organized the Winter Warm Up, said the event is open to all and will be a fun way for people to spend a winter evening. In addition to the soup choices, bread, salad and desserts will also be provided and guests get two drink tickets with the entry price.

"It's for two excellent charities that give back to the community," Jackson said. "For a $25 donation, you get an awful lot."

Capuchin Soup Kitchen provides food and emergency services to people in need, and the Ferndale Rotary provides humanitarian services including scholarships for local students.

"Without fundraisers we cannot give scholarships to deserving students," Jackson said. She said she hopes the fundraiser will become an annual event.

Also featured will be entertainment by Mike Staff Productions, decor by Blumz, door décor by Artful Chameleon and a silent auction. Desserts with be donated by and Peteet's Famous Cheesecakes. Tickets can be purchased online via PayPal at www.silvergardenevents.com, at any Blumz location or at the door.

Shriners Silver Gardens Events Center is located at 24350 Southfield Rd. in Southfield. For more information on the event, call 248-569-2299.

The soups

Signature soups will be provided by:

  • Eagle Catering (caterer for Ferndale Schools)
  • in Birmingham
  • in Berkley
  • Cliff Bell's in Detroit
  • Double Tree - Fort Shelby in Detroit

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