‘Souper Sunday’ benefits Habitat for Humanity

by Ana Maria Baquero
Delta Digital News Service

Jonesboro — Habitat for Humanity raised more than $20,000 at the ninth annual “Souper Sunday” event Nov. 4.

During the event, more than 350 people tried 21 different soups from 20 area restaurants and participated in a silent auction hosted by The Hilton Garden Inn. Honey Baked Ham took bragging rights with its Ham and Bean soup.

Micheal Sullivan, executive director for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Jonesboro, said he believes the event was a success.

“Events like Souper Sunday make it possible for us to build up our local community while helping those who need it most,” Sullivan said.

Mari Shelton, chair for Habitat for Humanity’s developmental committee, encourages people to come to future events like this so the community can benefit from it in the future.

“All the money raised from this event remains in Northeast Arkansas and it allows Habitat to build more homes in the area,” Shelton said.

Kandi Baker, director of sales at the Hilton Garden Inn, said the Inn also benefits from the event’s exposure.