St. Susan Center's third annual "Soup and a Song" fundraising program begins Friday at St. Susan Center, Jamestown's soup kitchen.
For the admission price of $10, attendees are treated, not only to a fine evening of live musical entertainment, but a meal consisting of hearty soups, bread, crackers, cake and beverages.
Featured on Friday will be A Family Of Notes. This local gospel group is being led by Charles Fredrick and aims to move hearts and lift spirits. Also playing that evening will be Bryant Whitehead and Derrick Colman from North Main Street Church of God. The Soup and Song events are held at St. Susan Center's facility at Gateway Center, also known as the former Chautauqua Hardware Building, at 31 Water St. The event is from 6-8 p.m.
Proceeds from the Soup and a Song series benefit St. Susan Center, which in 2012 served 98,000 meals to a diverse client base that extends beyond the unemployed and homeless to include young parents, teens, seniors, children and persons who are challenged physically, mentally or emotionally.
"I often hear people express their heartbreak for the men, women and children in our community who do not have enough to eat," said Sue Colwell, executive director. "However, the greater tragedy would be if St. Susan Center did not exist at all. Therefore, the center and our guests are being blessed through the generosity of our community, knowing that we are impacting hunger on a daily basis."
The second Soup and A Song will take place on Saturday, March 16, featuring Infinity Visual and Performing Arts and The Bill Ward Band with Amanda Barton.
Persons interested in learning more about St. Susan Center may contact Colwell at 664-2253, ext. 3.