By: Brian Watson—
Muncie, IN—At an intimate gathering on Muncie’s northeast side last Thursday afternoon, Vickie Copley named award winners from the Soup Crawl event held earlier last month and presented a fundraising check to C.S. Hendershot, Sunni Matters, and Dianne Hovermale of Second Harvest Food Bank.
The Soup Crawl on October 3th in downtown Muncie raised $23,192.77 for Second Harvest’s school food pantry program.
The People’s Choice Award, was presented to Elm Street Brewing Co for their Smoked Gouda & Tasso Ham with Wild Mushrooms.
Elm Street Brewing Co also claimed the trophy called “My Bowl Runneth Over”, for most monetary donations accepted during the event.
Founded by Copley, Commercial Relationship Manager at PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union, Soup Crawl is an annual event in which restaurants and organizations serve soup samples in a contest hosted at sites throughout downtown Muncie. Tickets have sold out each of the past few years, and 2019 was no exception.
Second place was Pete’s Bar & Grill‘s Smoked Briskett French Onion Soup. Minnetrista came in third with a Shrimp & Grits Chowder. And Courtyard by Marriott Muncie at Horizon Convention Center‘s Tom Kha Gai finished a close fourth.
Soup Crawl featured nearly 30 entries this year. Sponsorships, ticket sales and on-site donations comprise the fundraising portion of Soup Crawl which is always designated for programs of Second Harvest Food Bank.
For more event information, visit the Soup Crawl page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/soupcrawl or call PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union at (765) 289-2148.