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A local fundraiser provided monetary donations to five service organizations in our area.
This year, the 17th Annual Souper Bowl raised enough money to give away five $2,500 checks to Christ's Table, Eastside Community Ministries, The Salvation Army, Fellowship of Christ, and the Muskingum County Center for Seniors.
"I am really excited about it because it shows that the community comes together to help those in need and we do run a soup kitchen and we also run a pantry and so it does help us," said Salvation Army Major, Diane Campbell.
Most of the organizations agreed that a large portion of the money will go towards providing food for the community, but the funds will also assist in general upkeep.
"We were all giggling when we passed out the checks. We said now we can pay our electric bills and turn the lights on tomorrow so this money was well needed and well deserved," said Souper Bowl Chairperson, Keely Warden.
For the past 17 years the Souper Bowl has raised more than $ 155,000 for the community and hopes to help even more in the future. Organizers would like to thank all the churches, businesses and individuals that made the fundraiser possible.