Published DateCENTER HARBOR — A cold winter night was warmed for guests at the Center Harbor Soup Kitchen when the Altrusa International Club of Meredith brought smiles and a hearty hamburger soup.
Kathleen Mercier, Marsha Courtney, Barbara Goren, Gail McCarthy, Linda Foster, Maureen Siegelman, and Lisa Davis of Altrusa served the soup, salad, and delicious homemade cookies and brownies, assisted by Michelle Taft, a member of the board of the nonprofit Center Harbor Soup Kitchen.
The soup was prepared by Sandy Sabutis, Ceil Andrews, Kathleen Mercier, and Lisa Davis. Salads were made by Sylvia Detscher, MaryAnne Skawinski, Gail McCarthy, Alison Newton, and Linda Ridenour. Dessert bakers were Vickie Holland, Cathy Barile, Patti Williams, Shirley Currier and Marsha Courtney. Betsy Raffaele provided bread and butter.
The guests, who ranged in age from 2 ½ to senior citizens, were enthusiastically appreciative. Ms. Taft said that some come for the hot meal, others for the pleasure of socializing at the dinner table. The Center Harbor Soup Kitchen is open every Tuesday at 5:30 at the Center Harbor Congregational Church. It is open to anyone who wishes to share the meal, regardless of their address or circumstances.
The Altrusa International Club of Meredith is part of an international association of professionals who volunteer their energies and expertise in projects dedicated to community betterment.
Several members of the Altrusa Club of Meredith worked at the Center Harbor Soup Kitchen. Ready to serve Hamburger Soup are Altrusa members, Kathleen Mercier and Linda Foster. (Courtesy photo)