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Soup Drive Thru a big hit

Despite rainy weather, the Christmas Soup Drive Thru organized by city employees was a success as they were able to give out 200 meals.

City employees met at Fire Station 2 last Wednesday to hand out meal bags for anyone looking for food. The rain was unable to put a damper on the event because Fire Station 2 provided coverage for the volunteers. They were handing out meals from 11 a.m. until they ran out of food and Sarah Medley says they had a decent turnout.

“It went well,” said Medley. “We had several show up and we also ended up delivering some others so we ended up with about 200 meals served.”

Medley and other volunteers reached out to local groups to see if there was anyone who needed a meal since they had a few left over. 

The idea for the first-ever Christmas Soup Drive Thru stemmed from Kevin Holt’s trip to Nashville. He went on a rainy day and realized he was fortunate enough to get in a warm car and have a warm meal. 

Holt recognized a lot of the homeless people in that area were unable to do that. Holt knew that there was also a need in our community and he wanted to provide a free meal for anyone who needed one. Medley says they hope to be able to do another event like it.

“We absolutely hope to do something like this again.” said Medley.