By Cody Willoughby
TIPP CITY — The second annual Souper Bowl fundraiser dinner kicked off on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Tipp City. All proceeds went to the Tipp City Historical Society.
Each patron’s purchase covered a full meal, including the patron’s choice of soup, sandwich, and various sides. The soup was served in a ceramic bowl, created by hand by local artist, Sally Watson, which all patrons recieved to take home as a gift.
“There are people who knew they weren’t going to make it out, so they called ahead for us to hold a bowl for them,” said Jackie Wahl, who has served as a member of the Tipp City Historical Society for 30 years. “Whenever I bring up the Souper Bowl supper, people who attended last year always mention how much they love the bowls. They’re microwaveable. They’re dishwasher-safe. This year’s bowls have even more variety due to new glazes that Sally put to use.”
According to Wahl, the historical society’s needs have grown more pressing this year than others in recent memory.
“We have an endowment in place, and proceeds that we collect are going directly into that endowment,” Wahl said. “Our museum is located at the corner of Third and Walnut, and we’ve recognized that we are outgrowing that space unbelievably fast. Tipp used to have several furniture facotires and people have been donating pieces to us. Our goal would be to get into a larger location on Main Street, and this endowment will help us to be able to afford that. We’re trying to look down the road as to what the future holds, and stay ahead of it.”
For more information, visit www.tippcityohio.gov.