Fight Panthers withdrawal with soup
by Andrea Powell, HPCCR Marketing Manager
Holy cow, it’s a HUGE day here in North Carolina! Our beloved Carolina Panthers clinched the NFC championship last night (in an amazing game) and we’re going to the Super Bowl in Santa Clara in just a few short weeks. We are beside ourselves with excitement!
This whole season has been so much fun. Who knew that when we started winning way back in September, we just weren’t going to stop? (I know, I know, we lost to Atlanta, but who’s counting?) Every Sunday has been riveting (and sometimes downright exhausting) but it led us to that shining moment last night and the potential to be the NFL champions this season. Wow. Just . . . wow.
But all that’s on February 7th. Now what?
If you’re anything like me, on those Sundays the Panthers don’t play, everything feels weird. Discombobulated. There are three extra hours to fill and you kind of wander around aimlessly wondering what it is you’re supposed to be doing.
We know what you’re supposed to do this Sunday, with no Panthers to watch. You’re coming to see us. At Soup on Sunday.
That’s right — it’s that time again! We’re hosting our 16th year of the most delicious fundraiser in town. And it won’t conflict at all with your football-viewing schedule.
Soup on Sunday features amazing soups from some of Charlotte’s best restaurants. We’ll have vegetarian soups, soups with chicken and sausage, various chilis and bisques, as well as gumbos and chowders. We have the current list on our website so you can go ahead and start drooling now. And there are usually some last minute delectable additions for those of you who like to be surprised.
But there’s more than just soup. There will be gorgeous, hand-made pottery to choose from, breads from Great Harvest Bread Company, Coca Cola products, and Bojangles sweet tea. And there will be desserts. You can sample different flavors of Nothing Bundt Cakes (or “dangerous circles of heaven” as I call them) and then there’ll also be some serious chocolate temptations; the chefs from the participating culinary schools always come up with some breathtakingly beautiful, sweet creations to rival their scrumptious soups.
So instead of wandering around your house, suffering from Panthers withdrawal, come out to Soup on Sunday. But if it makes you feel better (and because old habits die hard), Cam Newton jerseys will be welcomed.
Soup on Sunday takes place THIS SUNDAY, January 31, from 11 am until 2pm at the Phillip L. Van Every Culinary Arts Center on the CPCC campus. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. $30 will gain you general admission and the $40 Soup Lovers’ Special allows you to pick your very own handmade pottery bowl. Call Nancy Cole at 704.335.4312 for more information. All proceeds support the programs and services of Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region.
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