Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
5:36 pm EDT
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Like Soup? Don’t Miss the “Souper Supper”

Like to eat out with friends, and see local celebrities, too?

There’s a “Souper” supper planned Tuesday, Sept. 18, to benefit “The Open Door,” a program of LifeStream services that aids homeless, and at-risk individuals and families, through a Lake County drop-in center.

The event will be at LifePointe Church, 3551 E. Orange Ave., Eustis, from 6-9pm.

“Soup for Good” features local “celebrity” servers offering a variety of soups provided by local restaurants.

Attendees will make their soup selections from their celebrity server, who will earn tips from guests in a quest to win the title of “Souper Server.”

Each sponsored table is responsible for table decorations and could win the “Souper Table” award.

A panel of judges will also sample each soup and award the title of “Souper Soup.”

“This is the second annual ‘Soup for Good’ fundraiser,” said Shawna Sherman, advisory committee chair, from First National Bank in Mt. Dora. “It’s really a big dinner. All the soup sponsors have donated for our cause. We’ll also be honoring our volunteers.”

Among Celebrity Servers

  • Leslie Campione, Lake County Commissioner
  • William L. “Bill” Brooks, First National Bank, vice president & loan officer
  • George Warren, Bay Pharmacy, pharmacist and owner
  • Carey Baker, Lake County Property Appraiser
  • Michael Thomas, Michael’s Phoenix Salon & Eustis Day Spa, owner

Among Soup Sponsors:

  • Main Street Diner, Tavares
  • Pierce’s, Mt. Dora
  • Morrisons, a Florida Hospital Waterman affiliate
  • Tillie’s Tavern & Grill, Eustis
  • Cody’s on 4th, Mt. Dora

Salad Sponsor:

  • Gourmet Today, Lake County caterer

Dessert Sponsor:

  • Dahler’s Delicious Southern Sweets, Eustis

Data Graphics in Mt. Dora is providing the awards.

Tables of eight are still available by calling Shawna Serman, 352-385-2001 or 352-383-1348.

  • Host Tables are $300
  • Sponsor Tables are $500.

The Open Door

The Open Door program is supported solely by fundraising events. Last year, the first-time event raised some $30,000. Proceeds from this year’s event will help The Open Door provide much-needed services to community residents who are without homes or soon could be.

The program is a one-stop-shop that also links area homeless individuals and families with amenities and services they need.

Ultimately, the program assists them in securing safe, affordable housing, and basic needs including birth certificates, social security cards, and necessities such as showers, laundry, and much more. These efforts are vital in helping people transition back into society, and become self-sufficient.

The Open Door is operated by LifeStream Behavioral Center in partnership with Lake Community Foundation and other community partners.