Ten area high schools and their partner restaurants are well on their way to creating a delicious soup for you to try at the 20th Annual Soup’s On fundraiser to benefit the American Red Cross. You won’t go away hungry! You’ll be spoiled with endless soup tasting, fresh grilled cheese sandwiches from Simon’s Cheese, and a variety of appetizers and desserts.
This year, the event team wanted to “spice” things up a bit to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the event.
“For the past 19 years, we have invited restaurants to serve their own soup creations at Soup’s On. With so many team fundraisers out there now, and with popular shows like Celebrity Chef, we wanted to give it a try and create fun teams. We ultimately decided it would be neat to engage the youth in the event. They would get to work with a professional chef, learn more about the Red Cross and give back to their community,” said Becky Bergin, Director of Special Events for the Eastern Wisconsin Region.
But there’s more to the Soup’s On – High School Challenge than great soups! The participating high schools will also be campaigning for your votes prior to the event in an effort to be awarded the Crème de la Crème fundraising trophy and $1,000 grant to use towards new cooking equipment in the classroom. One vote = one dollar.
The list of high school and restaurant teams are as follows:
Appleton East High/Café Bon Appetit
Appleton North High/Mark’s Eastside
Appleton West High/Grand Meridian
Fox Valley Lutheran High/Pullman’s at Trolley Square
Green Bay Preble High/Big Tomatoes
Hortonville High/Ione’s Dining Room (FVTC)
Little Chute High/Main Event Steakhouse
Neenah High/Cannova’s Pizzeria
St. Francis Xavier High/Atlas Coffee Mill & Café
You can show your support for one or more of these teams by placing your vote today at: http://www.crowdrise.com/northeasternwisconsinsoupson
The event will be held on Friday, November 1, 2013 at the Grand Meridian, 2621 N. Oneida St., Appleton. Tickets are on sale now and are $45 in advance and $50 at the door.