Chili and soup supper set for Monday, January 17th

For some 12 years now, the BHSU RSVP program has worked with area churches and the Spearfish Senior Center to provide a community chili/soup supper to benefit the Spearfish Community Food Pantry.

This year, the supper is scheduled for Monday, January 17th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Countryside Community Church in southeast Spearfish.  The address is 625 Woodland Drive.  The cost of admission for this tasty event is a non-perishable food item or a monetary donation to the Spearfish Community Food Pantry.
January 17th is Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday and is also a National Day of Service with the slogan “A Day On, not a Day Off,”   RSVP and many national programs provide volunteer activities for this special day.
BHSU RSVP Director Nancy Wietgrefe says, "RSVP works with area churches to provide a roaster of chili.  The senior center has always made potato soup, for non-chili lovers to enjoy the evening, as well.  RSVP volunteers also bake bars or cookies for the event.  Then, RSVP volunteers, along with community volunteers and some from the area schools, work together to provide an evening of fellowship and entertainment, to support such a worthy cause."
"It’s important for RSVP to bring middle school, high school, BHSU students all together with the community to support the food pantry.  It teaches these students more about the community needs and that any contribution can make a difference."
Last year, about 380 people attended the chili and soup supper, raising nearly $1,500 and more than 300 pounds of food for the food pantry.   
The public is welcome -- and encouraged -- to attend!