Served by GPS students and staff, the local seniors enjoyed a free meal, received a bag of medicine donated by Perrigo, and even played a few games of bingo.
“It’s nice to help other people,” said Madison Marsh, NHS student, about the worthiness of the event.
The annual soup supper originally began as a part of a bond issue. However, the overwhelmingly positive feedback from the senior attendees made it clear that the popular event would become a cherished tradition within the Gobles community.
“The senior citizens that came were very appreciative to by honored by our school and had such a fun time that it became an annual event,” said Leah Herman, GPS sixth-grade teacher and co-organizer of the event. “It is a way for us to give back to our community and it honors our elder community members.”
Nancy Riggins attended her third soup supper this year. “I’ve lived in the area for four years and I like to participate. Plus, it helps the young folks when we show interest in what they’re doing,” explained Riggins.
Many people and local organizations donated time and resources to the worthy event. The generous contributions of Perrigo, Village Market, Gobles Hometown Pharmacy, Gobles Mancino’s, Wahmhoff Farms, GPS sixth-grade and high school NHS students, as well as GPS Food Service and staff truly made this important event possible.