Port Cares Soupfest a Great Success

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Where can you go and try seven different soups all in one sitting? Why the 9th Annual Port Cares Soupfest.

Soup connoisseurs packed the Italian Hall in Port Colborne Thursday Apr. 12/2018 to slurp soup for a great cause. The annual fundraiser raises money to help out families in need in the community through Port Cares Reach Out Centre.

“It was packed, all of the tables were full,” said Christine Clark Lafleur, executive director at Port Cares.

Clark-Lafleur estimates that over 200 people were in attendance, but will not have the final numbers until tomorrow.

Three schools along with the Reach Out Centre battled for the coveted Peoples Choice Award. Niagara College Culinary tempted taste buds with their Butter Bean and Double Smoked Bacon Soup that was created especially for this event. Lakeshore Catholic brought in two soups. A Roast Butternut Squash and Pear along with a Traditional Minestrone with pasta. The Reach Out Centre whipped up three soups from Poutine Soup, Minestrone Soup and Indian Tomato Soup. Port Colborne High School students out did themselves with their Baked Potato and Cheddar Soup to win the People’s Choice Award.

The afternoon involved door prizes, 50/50 draw and music from the Lakeshore Jazz Combo.

“Our recipe for a great community was a huge success and the generosity from today will help support 1,200 individuals, 400 being  children, who rely on the Reach Out Centre Food Bank,” Christine Clark Lafleur said.



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