Soup’s Off the Hook (after soup’s on 2023)

On February 25th, 2023, the Edgerton Community Outreach(ECO) hosted its much-awaited Soup’s On event at the Edgerton High School. This year’s event was bigger and better than ever before, with around 200 people from the community gathering to sample 22 delicious soups made by local businesses and chefs. Attendees had the opportunity to vote on their favorite soups, meet and connect with other members of the community, and enjoy some delectable sweets, all while supporting Edgerton’s local food pantry located at ECO. It was a tummy warming, fulfilling event that brought the community together for a great cause. Check out moments captured, at Soup’s On 2023, below . . . .

Last Saturday morning, ECO staff and volunteers gathered for a PRE-GAME preparation party for the Soup’s On event. With great enthusiasm and energy, we spent the morning preparing delicious soups, setting up stations, and bonding with one another. It was an amazing experience that brought us together and strengthened our passion for supporting our community.

(4) LEFT Tanya & RIGHT Aren filling soup stations. MIDDLE Karen enjoying the view!

Here you can see the set up and flow of 2023 Soup’s On! Starting with the registration table!

(7) LEFT Alyssa, MIDDLE Karen, &RIGHT Cindy Lou Selling painted bowls & bowl holders!
(9) Volunteers ready for the crowds!
(1) LEFT Ray Oswald, ECO Board President, stirring the pot & RIGHT Aren rolling through!
(2) LEFT Tanya, Thrift Store Manager, & RIGHT Aren transferring HOT soup to portable containers! BACK Drew Wellman, ECO Board Member, heating up soup!
(3) LEFT Tashia Oswald, volunteer & RIGHT Tanya preparing soups for their distribution stations! BACK Drew Wellman still heating up the place!!
(5) ECO Staff & Volunteers adding final touches before the tasting begins!
(6) LEFT Trinity & RIGHT Karen manning the registration table!!
(8) Painted bowls ranged anywhere from $3-$10. Also available were hand sewn bowl holders for $10.

(10) The beginning of the end of our Soup’s On journey lands us at the dessert/refreshment stand. Manned by volunteers!

The next step in our Soup’s On journey would be touring the soup tables; collecting soups to taste test! With all the excitement of the event, we were unable to capture pictures of all attendees in line. Look with us at the few we were able to capture!

LEFT Sarah Williams, ECO Executive Director, trying out Edgerton Hospital’s Cheesy Beer & Brat Chili.
RIGHT Joshua Ciafullo, Edgerton Hospital employee, manning the Cheesy Beer & Brat Chili. (1st place WINNER)

After picking soups, attendees congregated in/around the cafeteria area to taste contestants soups, determine which soups deserves their votes, and talk with other community members!

Congregating together after soup collection. LET THE TASTING BEGIN!!
Attendees enjoying soup & conversation!
Family enjoying the soup options. Boy showing off his completed soup list!!!
Soup has been tasted, Votes have been cast! Community members communicating! 🙂

Each Soups On ticket holder received 10 voting tickets! With 22 total soups, each attendee had to make the hard decision of deciding which soups have earned their votes. After tallying all votes we have our 1ST, 2ND, & 3RD place winners!!

Winners of 2023 Soup’s On Event!

Edgerton Hospital
w/Cheesy Beer & Brat Chili
Island Bar
w/ Bacon Cheeseburger Soup
ECO Volunteer Heather
w/Roasted Red Pepper & Gouda Soup

Edgerton Community Outreach would like to extend a thank you to the Edgerton Highschool for the use of their space. ECO is also thankful to all volunteers, staff, & board members who helped at the event. Thank you very much to all local chefs & businesses that volunteered soup for consumption. A final thank you to all who purchased tickets to the event as well!! ECO could never continue our programs without your endless support! THANK YOU!!!