Salvation Army Soup and Sandwich Women’s Auxiliary event set for Tuesday

Published 11:41 am Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary is aiming to serve 800 soup and sandwich platters next week.

The 32nd annual Soup and Sandwich event will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Crawford Street United Methodist Church. Tickets are $8 in advance only.

“This is our biggest fundraiser,” said auxiliary president Trudy James. “We need the community to step up.”

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To make 800 pimiento and cheese sandwiches and bowls of vegetable-beef soup, the auxiliary will use 65 loaves of bread, 60 pounds of sharp cheddar cheese, 80 pounds of beef, five gallons of okra and 14 quarts of onions, bell peppers, celery and other ingredients, event coordinator and auxiliary member Cappy Martin said. Also served will be a cookie and tea.

In addition to auxiliary members, First Baptist, Bowmar Baptist and Crawford Street church members will help prepare the meals.

Last year’s Soup and Sandwich event raised $14,340, Martin said.