A steady stream of diners passed through the basement of the Minburn United Methodist Church mid-day Saturday for the 2016 Minburn Volunteer Fire Department soup-and-sweets fundraiser.
Minburn Volunteer Fire Department member Greg Burkett, who said he has attended the annual event for at least 35 years, said attendance this year was strong.
“We started at 11 a.m.,” Burkett said, “and by noon we were pretty well full. It’s been pretty steady.”
Soups served included split pea, potato and two kinds of chili, mild and milder. A relish tray complemented the soups, and cookies, cakes, pies and bars followed after.
Free-will offerings raised at the event support the Minburn Emergency Response Team (MERT) equipment fund.