The annual Great American Soup Off has been cancelled due to low participation. Organizer Suzanne Puckett said there were only three entries this year, which did not meet the minimum 10 they require for the competition. With low participation in entries, it was decided to cancel the event which was slated for Saturday.
“With the warmer weather, no one’s really thinking about soup,” Puckett said.
Puckett said she was disappointed to have to cancel the event as it benefits Tri County Christian Ministries. Last year the event raised $900 for Tri-C. The event will return next year, however, Puckett said.
“Start planning your entry for next year,” she encouraged. “We’re hoping to make it bigger and better.”
Puckett also expressed her thanks to the event sponsors, local businesses which donated the space for the event as well as funds for the cash prizes. She said she hopes the sponsors will be on board for the event in 2018.
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