Soup Day

2019

Sunday 16th June was a very dull and cold day, ideal for our annual soup day in the Centre. The 20 varieties of soups were prepared and donated by kind residents and a $5 donation to our residents fund gave over 90 residents access to try as many of the soups as they wished.

The ladies of the Social Committee were hard at work early getting everything ready, ably assisted by some male residents where a little bit of extra muscle was needed.

There were 20 varieties of soups on offer…
And plenty of crusty bread.
As well as tea and coffee for those that wanted it..

The assembled crowd waited patiently for the “starters gun”, and before long it was time to eat.

Barry really enjoyed his soup.
Joy won the lucky door prize.

Once again, a very enjoyable day which raised over $400 for our residents fund.

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2018

Sunday 17th June was a sunny but chilly day this year, and what better time is there to enjoy some hot soup for lunch in good company?? A total of 93 residents and family members agreed and came along to sample the 21 or so varieties of soup that were on offer, all cooked and donated by kindly residents.

Social Committee members hard at work setting up

A $5 donation to the Residents Fund entitled unlimited sampling of the soups and crusty bread on offer.

Soups to the left of us…
Soups to the right of us..
And lots of crusty bread roll in front of us..

This year Kathy and Leonie were the “gate guards” collecting entry donations.

Suddenly the place was packed out with hungry residents. It was great to see not only residents but also members of their families as well joining in..

One of our ex residents, Heather, made a surprise and welcome return to see us with her son.

A highlight of the day was the drawing of the quilt raffle, with proceeds going to the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal for 2018.

Raffle ticket sales raised around $170 while the villages quilting group made a further donation of $130 to make a total of $300 going towards the Red Shield Appeal.
Well done to the quilters group.

And the raffle winner was….. Hazel….. congratulations to her.

Our annual soup day remains a very popular event within our village so we will do it all again next year.
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2017

The webmaster was away on holiday from the village in June this year and was sad to have missed out on the annual village SOUP DAY.. He does love a good drop of soup.. But all was not lost as others supplied some photographs of the day along with a few  details… Thanks to those that assisted..

Once again Pat was on duty at the door collecting the entry fee, this time assisted by Leonie.. Much needed funds going to a very good cause..

Adding to the day was some entertainment by our very own resident musicians ably assisted by several invited guests.

Love the head gear.

Meanwhile, Social Committee people were hard at work out in the kitchen..

Did I remember to add the cream???

A good range of soups was donated by many residents and enjoyed by all.. Looks YUM!!!!

Bob enjoys a good hearty soup and a some crunchy bread..

But of course the success of the day relies on patronage by residents. Here are just a few of the faces..

I am envious.. but there is always next year to look forward to..

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2016

This year, on Sunday 19th June 2016, our Social Committee ladies once again hosted another successful Soup Day in our Centre. The well proven format was kept and the return of approximately 100 residents attests to the ongoing popularity of this event.

Speaking of following a tried and true formula, just how did the Social Committee, once again, arrange for a horrible rainy Sunday. It was absolutely ideal weather for staying inside and having a nice cup of hot soup.

As explained last year, the idea is to have volunteer residents donate pots of their favourite soup and then, for a small entry fee, other residents can sample as many varieties of soup as they wish. This is a fund raiser of course, to bolster our resident funds.

The Centre is all setup for the day
The Centre is all setup for the day

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Two rows of soup pots, 23 pots in all..
Two rows of slow cookers, 23 cookers in total. Most had different recipes to try out..
Hang on, one [pot is still coming.
Hang on, one cooker is still coming.
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OOPS.. sorry, I forgot to add the corn

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There were all of the usual favourites as well as some quite rare ones..

No that is not a misprint, that is what the maker calls it..
No that is not a misprint, the maker says it is made from whatever is in the fridge…
Pat and Hilde guard the entrance
Pat and Hilde guard the entrance as residents arrive.

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after paying up, entrance is granted..
But after relieving them of a few dollars, entry is quickly granted..
Our ladle ladies take the chance for a quick drink (or two) before going to work.
Our ladle ladies take the chance for a quick drink (or two) before going to work.
But they are soon hard at it..
But they are soon hard at it..
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The bar staff once again made sure that everyone was well served with drinks.

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Alan and Kevern assisted the ladies with some lifting muscle where required.
Alan and Kevern assisted the ladies where required.
Ok.. were all here, lets get this show on the road..
Ok.. were all here, lets get this show on the road..

And so with much slurping of soups and much social chitchat we all settled down to enjoy this years Soup Day event.

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HHMM.. not much soup eating seen as yet…

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Ah, here we go..

Beth and Hettie were getting in the swing..
Beth and Hettie were getting in the swing..

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You may well doubt it but everyone was really eating the soups as well as drinking..

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Ah, here are some more enjoying soup..

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So that was Soup Day 2016. No doubt everyone will be back again next year to do it all over again.. Thanks Ladies, it was a most pleasant day spent with good company…

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2015

On Sunday, 21st June 2015, a cold and wintry day, what better way to warm up than with a nice hot cup of soup. So it was that over 100 residents gathered in the Community Centre at lunch time for our annual Soup Day.

Basically, the idea is to have volunteer residents donate pots of their favourite soup and then, for a small entry fee, other residents can sample as many varieties of soup as they wish. This is a fund raiser of course, to bolster our resident funds.

The first step is to pay the entry fee and make it past Bill..

What do you mean you can't find my name?? I always come to Soup Day
“But my name must be on your list?? I would never miss a Soup Day…….”
I hope they call us up soon, Im getting hungry..
“I hope they start serving soon, Im really getting hungry……..”
"I hope we have enough for everyone..."
“I just hope we have enough for everyone…”
The Ladle Ladies..
The Ladle Ladies.. Ladles at the ready…….
"OK.. Lets go everyone..."
“Righto everyone…soups on!!!!…”
Gloria and Clive are ready...
Gloria and Clive are ready with their mugs…
And of course the bar is open with Matt and Dave at the ready...
And of course the bar was doing a brisk trade with Matt and Dave also at the ready…

Yum again..

Yum..

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“YUM!!!!  Ah, thats better…”
Of course we cant have soup without crusty bread...
Of course we cant have soup without a lot of crusty bread…

There was certainly a great range of different soups to try out…

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(OK, OK, I confess to putting the celery soup sign in the wrong place.. How many of you spotted it??)

Of course, the whole thing would not have been possible without a lot of “back room” work..

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A huge thanks to all of the residents that helped out with their time and/or donations of soup, we could not have done it without you..

WELL DONE, and see you all again next year…..

4 thoughts on “Soup Day

  1. A great effort from all and a wonderful success. Bigger and better than ever.
    Super prompt reporting from Kevern as always. Another person doing a much appreciated job brilliantly.

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