The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 17, 2013

‘Souper’ Saturday to help Theatre West Virginia

The third annual “Souper” Saturday is being planned for April 6 from 4 to 7 p.m. in uptown Beckley.

This fundraiser for Theatre West Virginia and Beckley Renaissance will feature a Soup Stroll & Art Walk, which will be a little different from the past block party event.

Attendees can stroll to several uptown locations, and each stop will feature a soup, plus entertainment and/or an artist or art group, and a silent auction package for bidding.

Event organizers are now seeking vendors who wish to serve their own special soup recipe or display artwork during the event.

Restaurants and catering groups are encouraged to participate. Other businesses, organizations and individuals are also invited but must register with the Health Department. Soup participants are requested to prepare/donate at least five gallons of soup.

Call 304-252-8531 to register for health classes and obtain a food handling permit. Call 304-256-1776 or e-mail to receive a registration form.

Sample bowls and spoons will be provided. Groups not located uptown may set up in one of the gazebos at Word Park or Shoemaker Square or team up with an uptown business.

Some of the participants already confirmed include The Bake Shoppe, McBee’s, Raleigh Playhouse & Theatre, Taya & Abraham’s International Grocer, The Studio, Fosters Main Street Tavern and Theatre West Virginia.

Tickets will be sold at the gazebos in Word Park and Shoemaker Square between 4 and 6 p.m. For $5, attendees will receive four soup sample tickets, a People’s Choice voting coin and a prize passport. Attendees can receive one free sample ticket by bringing a can of soup to be donated to the Carpenter’s Corner (limited to one sample ticket per person).

Prize passports initialed at the stops along the stroll can be entered into drawings to win passes to attend Theatre West Virginia dramas. Children who wear their favorite “Wizard of Oz” character costume to the soup event can receive a free ticket to see “The Wizard of Oz” performed by TWV this summer.

According to Jill Moorefield of Beckley Renaissance, “This event is similar to Chili Night, but with soups. Since the weather in April is unpredictable, this year’s change to a soup stroll will allow attendees to go inside various uptown businesses. We hope that the community will support the event as it offers a great way to have fun, try soups and show support for Theatre West Virginia and local arts.”

For more information, call Beckley Renaissance at 304-256-1776 or Theatre West Virginia at 304-256-6800 or visit or


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