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Press photos by Paul CmilChoir Director Judy Morgan (center), with Barbara Bechtold and Judy Corrocher-Bastian ladle out soup for guests at Salem United Church of Christ’s all-you-can-eat soup, salad and sweets fundraiser Feb. 10. Press photos by Paul CmilChoir Director Judy Morgan (center), with Barbara Bechtold and Judy Corrocher-Bastian ladle out soup for guests at Salem United Church of Christ’s all-you-can-eat soup, salad and sweets fundraiser Feb. 10.
Waitress for the afternoon, Nancy Bushspice, heads out to the tables with salads and rolls. The proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the choir. Waitress for the afternoon, Nancy Bushspice, heads out to the tables with salads and rolls. The proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the choir.
Stella Gallagher ponders what desserts to choose after some soup at the all-you-can-eat event. Stella Gallagher ponders what desserts to choose after some soup at the all-you-can-eat event.
Guests enjoy the fundraiser Feb. 10 at Salem UCC, 615 Third St. Guests enjoy the fundraiser Feb. 10 at Salem UCC, 615 Third St.

Soup, salad and sweets

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Salem United Church of Christ serves up annual dinner as fundraiser for choir

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., held a dinner Feb. 10 to benefit the choir.

According to Judy Morgan, choir director, this event is the premier fundraiser for the choir.

“For $10, you can get in here at 4 p.m. and have all the soup, salad and sweets you can handle,” she said.

The salad is there so you have something to do while waitresses bring the soup.

“The soup is the star of the show,” Morgan said.

This is not your regular reheated soup.

“Everything is homemade by one of the

parishioners,” Morgan said.

If the star of the show is the soup, the silver medal goes to the dessert table.

On the menu: vegetable beef, chicken orzo, chicken corn chowder, potato soup, ham and string beans and chili.

If you need to bring home the soup, there is a carry-out option where you get a couple of soups to go along with salad and dessert. Takeout is $8, which beats the supermarket soup lineup.

“We hold the event every year about this time because we have a valentine theme,” Morgan said.

Everyone behind the counter and those serving the tables are part of the choir.

If the star of the show is the soup, the silver medal goes to the dessert table.

“We have a few frozen things, but what goes first are the homemade desserts,” Morgan said.

A crowd favorite: chocolate-dipped strawberries, a great way to get your daily requirement of fruit.