The eighth annual Soup‘r Sundae fundraiser for Grassroots attracted over 600 attendees for an afternoon of family fun, soup prepared by area restaurants and all the ice cream you could eat, as well as a silent auction with over 200 baskets.
The event was hosted by Wilde Lake High School and The Faith Community Partnership of Bethany United Methodist Church, Glen Mar United Methodist Church and St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church.
Corporations4Communities, Howard County General Hospital and M&T Bank were the Presenting Sponsors. The Platinum Sponsor was Rotary Club of Columbia Patuxent. Gold Sponsors included Biegel & Waller, Howard Bank, The Howard Hughes Corporation, Lisa Hussman, Steve and Beverly Koren, The Mall in Columbia and Rotary Club of Columbia Town Center.
Soup were provided by Aida Bistro & Wine Bar, Alexandra’s at Turf Valley, Bistro Blanc, Clyde’s of Columbia, Elkridge Furnace Inn, Honey Baked Ham Co., Kelsey’s Restaurant, Kings Contrivance, LeeLynn’s, Nor Pac Soup, Petit Louis Bistro, Ranazul, T-Bonz Grille & Pub, Tino’s Italian Bistro, Vantage House, Waterside Restaurant, Whole Foods, and the Wilde Lake High School Culinary Class. Breads were provided by Great Harvest Bread Co. and Rotella Bread. Ice cream was provided by Wegmans Columbia.
Over 90 volunteers from Howard County high schools helped with everything from dishing up ice cream to dancing with the young guests. Volunteers from the participating faith communities gathered and packaged silent auction items and managed the entire operation from set-up to check-out.
Cathy Smith of Jean Moon & Associates was the event manager for Soup’r Sundae for the eighth year in a row. All proceeds from the event benefit Grassroots’ 24-7 crisis intervention services and shelter programs for the homeless.