Everyone’s tastiest fundraising event is back and better than ever. Save the date: Saturday, March 24. Once again, the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum will host its sell-out favourite “Soup for Thought” fundraiser. You’ll be able to buy a fabulous bowl, hand made by the artists at the Almonte’s Potters Guild, fill it with delicious soup from restaurants in Almonte and Carleton Place, add a roll, coffee and dessert (supplied by the Friends of the Museum) and enjoy a meal with friends or family.

There are a few changes this year. There is only one sitting from noon to 2 pm. We’re also introducing “taster’s choice.” That means that you can try smaller servings of three delicious soups. Some of the restaurants that have already promised soups are the Heirloom Café, Postino, St. James Gate and Black Tartan. Doors will open at 11:45 am, and there’s no need to worry about getting the “best bowls” as we make sure of a terrific selection throughout the event.

Seating is limited, and tickets can only be purchased in advance, so don’t wait! They are available at the Museum (visa payment accepted by phone) and at Baker Bob’s (cash only). Adults are $25 and children 3-12, $10 (no pottery bowl); children under 3 are free. No tickets will be sold at the door.

The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum is located in Almonte at 3 Rosamond St. E. For more information call 613 256-3754. We’re looking forward to welcoming you for lunch on March 24th.