Dining on gourmet soups in a real airplane hanger filled with planes and an authentic Warbird will be part of the thrills at Inter Parish Ministry’s (IPM) 7th Annual Soup Bowl Celebration, a fund-raising luncheon and silent auction hosted by Inter Parish Ministry on April 24 at the Air 10 Jet Center at Lunken Airport, 358 Wilmer Avenue, Cincinnati from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The event will honor IPM’s Circle of Hope recipients Nancy and Jerry Howard from Anderson Township, and Joanna Hobler of Milford. Paul Trenz, Immediate Past-President of the IPM Board of Directors is the Honorary Chairperson.
Emceed by NFL Hall of Famer, Anthony Muñoz, the luncheon will raise money to help IPM continue serving people who need it most in our community.
Soup Bowl Celebration attendees will sample soups from local restaurants including Hugo's, Main Street Café, Lobsta Bakes, Hyde Park Fish Market, Murphin Ridge Inn, Café Mediterranean, National Exemplar, Hitching Post, Paradiso, and Clough Crossings.
Celebrities including Thane Maynard, Director of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden and former Bengal Brad Cousino will be at the event to serve the soups. Desserts and breads will also be served.
A unique feature of this event is that every attendee will take home a soup bowl that has been hand-painted by a local artist. Star Glazers, a ceramic studio in Anderson Twp., is coordinating the soup bowl painting by working with area artists, art students, and celebrities. Some of the bowls will also be part of the silent auction. Other items featured in the auction include a Bichon Frise puppy, several sports items, fine art donated by such artists as Karen Kelly, Christopher Brian, Donna Talerico and E. O'Neil, a hot air balloon ride and a flying lesson. Advance reservations are required by April 16. The event cost is $35 per person or $265 for a table of eight. Call IPM at (513) 561-3932 to register or visit www.interparish.org.
The 7th Annual Soup Bowl Celebration Golden Spoon Sponsors are Thor Investment Management, Inc., and Park National Bank. Silver Spoon Sponsors are Beacon Orthopedics, Cincinnati Commercial Contracting, Kamphaus, Henning & Hood CPA, Mercy Hospital- Anderson. Technical and in-kind support is being provided by CJK Printing, Events and Florals of Mariemont, Village Catering and Star Glazers.