HRYC Soup for the Soul February 23, 2018

SFS post card The Hope Renewed Youth Conference will be hosting its 8th annual Soup for the Soul Fundraiser. Area ministers, chefs and everyday folk will be cooking up their favorite soups and chili’s. This year we have two women who are going to mix it up with the guys. We are anticipating a women Soup King for the first time. Independent judges will choose the best soup based on four categories; taste, presentation, originality and consistency. The winner will be crowned “Soup King” of 2018. Soup King 2017 was Chef Bernard Giles, who has held the title for two consecutive years and who will be back to defend his title.

This event is fun for all and will take place on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 pm at George Washington Carver Center, located at 710 W Third St., 61605. Soup can be purchased for a donation of $7 for a 12 oz bowl. Along with the soups, we will have beverages and homemade desserts coordinated by Gloria Williams and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

A silent auction will have many great items to bid on: American Doll donated by Judge John & Diane Vespa, bike donated by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Spa Basket donated by Dr. Jeffries and Soderstrom Skin Institute, weekend Get-a-Way donated by Teri Shepherd & Remax Realtors, and of course, Miss Charlene Cinnamon Bread will be available.

Raffle Tickets are still available for the iPad Generation 4 and Men’s Smart Watch.  A limited number are available HRYC board members.

For the 4th year Bremer Jewelry has donated a Signature Piece of Jewelry that will be raffled at SFS for only $5 donation.

Please come and cheer for your favorite cook. All proceeds will go to HRYC Grow Our Own Scholarship Project. Application for 2018-2019 school year is online at until April 1, 2018.

For additional information contact Sherry Cannon, Conference Chairperson, at 309 648-3445 or by email at