OAKHURST – Mark your calendars for the semi-annual Soroptimist Soup & Salad Luncheon set for Thursday, Mar. 19, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Oakhurst Community Center. The local chapter organizers for Soroptimist International of the Sierras say everyone is welcome to attend this delightful and deliciously festive event.
Guests can look forward to a salad bar with fresh tasty toppings, plus various homemade salads and a choice of two soups: potato and vegetable beef. Also included are rolls, iced tea or coffee and dessert.
Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased from any Soroptimist member. Take out is also offered and can be picked up at the Community Center.
Soroptimists say one of the highlights of the day is the Silent Auction which includes dozens of items that have been generously donated by individuals and businesses in our community. The auction winners annoucements will begin promptly at 1 p.m. though the lucky ones need not necessarily be present to win.
The luncheon is a major fundraiser for the organization, with proceeds benefiting various Soroptimist community projects throughout the year. The organization wishes to thank their corporate sponsors, including Yosemite Brokerage, Mark Wallo Pump Service and Sierra Telephone.
Soroptimist International is a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
The Sierra Chapter of Sorpotimist International was established in Oakhurst in 1968. They remain dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls locally and throughout the world, meeting twice a month on Thursdays, for luncheon meetings.
With its two annual luncheons, Soroptimist of the Sierras support The Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst, Children’s Museum of the Sierra, Eastern Madera County SPCA, Fresno Flats Historical Village & Park, Helping Hands Pregnancy & Parenting Center, Jr. High Awards, Madera County Academic Decathlon, Madera County Victim Services, Minarets High School Scholarships, Oakhurst Community Center, Oakhurst Community Living Center, Oakhurst River Parkway, YHS Pitman Awards, YHS Scholarships, YHS Sober Grad, and the “Live Your Dream” Award, a grant for furthering education.
Photos by Joelle Leder Photography Studio