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FCC uses soup, chili, to raise a roof

Posted on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 6:37 am

A local house of God got a little help Sunday.

Nearly 200 people trooped into the Centralia First Christian Church’s Fellowship Hall.

The lunch-time soup-supper featured nearly a dozen crock-pots and slow-cookers packed full of crowd-pleasing concoctions.

Julie Ives, left, gets some gluten-free soup from FCC volunteer Brenda Snell.

The menu included a variety of chilis; as well as vegetable, Italian, spicy-vegetable, Buffalo chicken, broccoli cheese, chicken noodle, stuffed pepper and two gluten-free offerings as well.

There was also a plate of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the non-soup inclined.

The gustatory good time’s goal was to fund a new, sheet-metal, roof for the church.

The church, built in 1966, still has its original roof, Ryan Brockmeier said, and has hosted many events over the years.

“Blood drives, boy scout meetings, Kiwanis Pancake Breakfasts and tractor parade chili suppers,” Brockmeier said, “ this church has been a hub for the community and events like this bring people together. You see people here that you almost never see during the normal walks of life.”

The event raised $992 for the church’s roof fund.

For the complete article, see next week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard