Soup kitchen raises $400 for needy

Published 6:57 pm Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Above: Tryon councilman Roy Miller (left), Tryon Fire Chief and Interim Town Manager Joey Davis, Polk IT Director and Magistrate Marche Pittman, St. Luke’s Hospital CEO Ken Shull and Tryon Police Jeff Arrowood work as judges for the local chef cook-off, part of the soup kitchen sponsored by the Polk Sheriff’s Office and Tryon Fire Dept. Feb. 11. The event raised approximately $400 in donations for area needy. Leftover soup was also frozen for delivery to residents in need. Below: The Bulletin’s Leah Justice won first place in the judge’s award contest, with the Meeting Place named runner-up and Nana’s Kitchen in second place. The People’s Choice award went to Polk County Sheriff Donald Hill, with Larkin’s named runner-up and Nana’s Kitchen winning second place. Other soup entries came from Mountain View Barbeque, White Oak of Tryon, Foothills Community Chapel, the Meeting Place and Elmo’s. More similar events are planned for the future. (photos submitted by Joey Davis)

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