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Out & About: Souper Bowl

Now in its fourth year, the

The Roanoke Times | File 2011

Now in its fourth year, the "Souper Bowl" fundraiser for Roanoke Area Ministries and the Rescue Mission of Roanoke will again give ticket holders the chance to taste homemade soups.

It may not be as popular as its namesake, but the "Souper Bowl" has still managed to draw quite a crowd in Roanoke over the past couple of years.

Now in its fourth year, the fundraiser for Roanoke Area Ministries and the Rescue Mission of Roanoke will again give ticket holders the chance to taste delicious homemade soups as local chefs vie for a first-place win. Included in the price of each ticket is a bowl made by members of the Blue Ridge Potter's Guild, which donates some 500 bowls for the event.

Sandra Pratt, director of community development at Wheeler Broadcasting, whose station Q99 organizes the Souper Bowl, said 18 businesses have signed up to participate this year. Contestants include chefs from local restaurants, as well as Kroger, the Rescue Mission, Salem Terrace, RAM and Friendship Retirement Community. To see a full list of participants, go to blogs.roanoke.com/fridgemagnet.

In the past, Souper Bowl guests have said the handmade bowl alone was worth the ticket price, which is probably why tickets go faster than hot soup on a chilly day.


What: Souper Bowl IV

When: Jan. 20, noon to 3 p.m. Snow date, Jan. 27

Where: Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke

Cost: $25 in advance; $30 at the door; children 12 and under, free with paying adult (includes free admission to museum galleries)

Tickets: Call 387-0234 or email souperbowl@q99fm.com

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