by Michael Rikley-Lancaster

“Soup for Thought” is back for a second year. This year’s soup bowl fundraiser will be held on Saturday March 2nd starting at 12 noon, at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. Fabulous handmade soup bowls will once again be provided by the talented artisans at the Almonte Potters’ Guild. Customers get to choose their favourite bowl and take it home with them after a delicious lunch.

Proceeds from this year’s event will go towards the installation of exterior lighting at the Textile Museum.

Local restaurants have once more generously offered to provide the soup for our fundraiser. New contributors this year will be Trisha Donaldson from Almonte Riverside Inn and Kitchen and Sally Parson from Palms…the coffee shop. They will add their delectable fare to the mouthwatering delights created by Richard Kletnieks from the Heirloom Cafe Bistro, Amanda Beaulieu from J.R.’s Family Restaurant, Theo Yeaman from the Mill Street Crepe Company, Steve Falsetto from the Café Postino and Julie and Jason Moffatt from Foodies Fine Foods.

Homemade deserts provided by the Friends of the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum.

Don’t miss this chance to sample sumptuous soups by some of our outstanding local chefs while acquiring a unique pottery treasure. Tickets are $20, children 6 – 16 years are $10 and under 6 are free and are available at Baker Bob’s and the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum.