Soup lunch recipe for suc­cess

The Oban Times - - Districts -

THE SUC­CESS of fundrais­ing soup lunches in aid of St Oran’s Church in Con­nel de­pends in equal mea­sure on the ded­i­ca­tion of vol­un­teers and the loyal sup­port of locals and vis­i­tors.

‘We raise be­tween £2,000 and £ 3,000 each sea­son,’ said Dorothy Hitchin, a vol­un­teer on the soup-mak­ing rota. Dorothy’s spe­ci­axl­ity is a hearty mush­room soup and over the last six years she es­ti­mates she has sup­plied about 18 gal­lons, or 81 litres.

As well as a choice of four soups, there is a wide se­lec­tion of home bak­ing on of­fer ac­com­pa­nied by tea and coffee.

This twice-weekly event not only pro­vides fine home­made fare but al­lows the com­mu­nity to meet for a chat.

Lots of hol­i­day­mak­ers find their way to the church hall from car­a­van parks and many vis­i­tors re­turn year af­ter year to en­joy the hos­pi­tal­ity.

There is also an op­por­tu­nity to pick up a book for some sum­mer read­ing. The se­lec­tion of books for sale is re­flec­tive of the di­verse peo­ple who sup­port the lunches and live in the area.

The soup lunches take place ev­ery Tues­day and Thurs­day in Au­gust be­tween noon and 2pm in the church hall in Con­nel.

Ev­ery­one wel­come. A sug­gested do­na­tion of £ 3.50 is ap­pre­ci­ated.

A team of vol­un­teers serve soup lunches ev­ery Tues­day and Thurs­day in aid of St Oran’s Church funds.

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