A Soup-tacular

Canadian County 4-H clubs benefit from ‘tasty’ event

Yukon 4-H Cloverbud member Lili Haynes, 6, volunteers at Soupapalooza. (Photo by Cara Pattison)

The annual Canadian County 4-H “Soupapalooza” was Oct. 17 inside the Canadian County Expo & Event Center, 3001 Jensen Road East.

The event featured fellowship, soup judging, friendly outbidding, and early Christmas gift purchasing.

Attendees sampled a variety of soups prepared by Canadian County 4-H members, voting for their favorites by donating money in each club’s “tip jar.”

Canadian County’s 4-H clubs, sponsors and local businesses donated live and silent auction items.

Funds raised will be used by Canadian County 4-H to send 4-Hers to district and state competitions, assist with leadership trip costs and expand countywide leadership and citizenship programs.

Canadian County Tuff Rider 4-H Club member Kiley Detrick carries a Lottery Scratch-Off Christmas Tree donated by Banner 4-H as District 3 Canadian County Commissioner Tracey Rider applauds their purchase. (Photo by Cara Pattison)
Canadian County Commissioner Tom Manske auctions off a pie as Yukon 4-Hers Sadie Laverty (11) and Bridget Knous (11) entice bidders during the Canadian County 4-H “Soupapalooza.” (Photo by Cara Pattison)
Yukon 4-H Club parents Staci and David Diaz fill-up their muffin tins with samples of soup prepared by various clubs. (Photo by Cara Pattison)
Longtime 4-H supporter and Canadian County Free Fair Board member Ken Carpenter grabs a bowl of chili before he served as auction ringman at Soupapalooza. (Photo by Cara Pattison)
Union City 4-H supporter Rebecca Turner shows her selection of delicious soups, ranging from chili and stew to baked potato and green chili soups. (Photo by Cara Pattison)
Keynote speaker Lori McCullough talks about her time serving 4-Hers during her time serving 4-H as both an active Canadian County and Oklahoma State University collegiate member, and later a 4-H extension agent. (Photo by Cara Pattison)
Harper County 4-H alum Edward Laverty enjoys soup and table conversation as he supports his granddaughter at the Annual Soupapalooza 4-H fundraising event. (Photo by Cara Pattison)