The Surface Creek Historical Society and Pioneer Town volunteers hosted their annual Soup Supper fundraiser at the Stolte Shed on March 13.
The Sunday brunch was the perfect event on a spring-like day for an after-church meal, and lots of people turned out for it. The Stolte Shed was lined with tables holding crockery cookers and roasters filled with homemade soups and chili -- delicious fare that could give Pioneer Town a new brand as "homemade soup capital of the West."
The broccoli and cheese was gone really fast. The chicken and homemade noodle was more like chicken and dumplings. There were plenty of other dishes for guests to feast on along with rolls. And there were plates and tins of homemade corn bread that would have been right at home at a Sunday southern family catfish fry. Dessert offerings included homemade cakes, fresh fruit, and the first offerings of ice cream encountered this season.
The annual Soup Supper sets the stage for a summer of community activities centered around Pioneer Town. Funds raised go toward keeping the Pioneer Town complex functioning as a focus of community and social life, and as an economic development engine boosting tourism in the valley.