Austintown PTA serves soup at fundraiser

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Austintown Council of PTA set out four types of soup for their Souper Supper, chicken noodle, vegetable, potato and minestrone. Pictured, Dennis and Beverly Parks enjoyed their dinner.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Council of PTA sold bowls at the Souper Supper. The Fitch ceramics class and the fifth-grade students made the bowls for the dinner. Pictured are, from left, Lydia Howard, LeeAnn Plunkett and Lori Rektor.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Souper Supper raised money through the price of admission, a basket raffle and a 50/50 raffle. The attendees of the event bought a dinner for $5, a bowl for $5 or both for $7.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Those in attendance of the Souper Supper received a small meal of soup, a roll, a cookie and a drink. While they ate, they listened to music playing from a speaker or live music. Pictured, the Falcon Chorale performed. Music teacher Megan Keown directs the seventh and eighth grade students.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Austintown's Council of PTA hosted the 10th annual Souper Supper on March 20 in the Fitch cafeteria. The proceeds from the event went toward assisting families of Austintown's students. Pictured are a group of PTA helpers including AIS PTA president Patty Herman, AES president Bethany Martinez and AMS PTA president Lynn Mickey.

By ZACK SHIVELY

zshively@vindy.com

The Austintown Council of PTA invited the community to the Fitch cafeteria on March 20 for the 10th annual Souper Supper event.

All of the money raised during the night went toward the families in need at Austintown schools. Attendees paid either $7 for a meal and bowl, $5 for a bowl or $5 for just a meal. The groups received help from the art departments at the intermediate and high schools.

“I’m glad to be a part of this awesome event for the community,“ said Diane Devine, Fitch’s ceramics teacher. She and her students helped make the bowls for the event. They had help from the fifth-grade art students and former Austintown art teacher Natalie Winkle, who continues to volunteer for the event despite working at Boardman local schools now.

The Council of PTA includes the members of Austintown’s elementary, intermediate and middle schools and Fitch’s PTSA. Representatives from each PTA helped pass out food and run the supper.

Attendees received a small meal to reflect on the small meals those struggling often have to eat. They had their choice of chicken noodle, vegetable, potato or minestrone soups, a cookie, bun and a drink.

Each table had a placard on it that listed statistics of hunger rates in the nation and in the area. They also had quotes from people like John F. Kennedy written on them talking about charity and helping the less fortunate.

The program a basket raffle and 50/50 raffle. They also had a performance by the Austintown Middle School’s Falcon Chorale, a choir group of seventh and eighth grade students led by music teacher Megan Keown.

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