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February 1, 2014

Souper Bowl in Ashland on Sunday

Third annual event open to community

ASHLAND — Organizers of the third annual Souper Bowl of Giving event in Ashland have extended an invitation to the entire community, with a warm welcome for anyone who wants to volunteer or bring items to be distributed to the less fortunate.

“We’ll probably have a big time and a big crowd,” said organizer Marty Gute, who brought the Souper Bowl concept to Ashland after helping his son with a similar event in Lexington.

Gute said he teamed up with Allen Bocook, owner of Mary’s Kitchen Catering, to hold this year’s event at the corner of 23rd Street and Winchester Avenue from 6 p.m. until the end of the game. Kickoff between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl is 6:25 p.m. The game typically lasts until between 10 and 10:30 p.m.

Gute said Bocook has been providing Sunday meals for the community at the “Feed and Seed” building each week since offering to help people displaced from their homes when winds ripped the roof from a section of The Castle Apartments.

Gute said participants will have plenty of food and drinks to enjoy while watching the big game, and he encouraged anyone with contributions such as clothing, toiletries and blankets to bring those items for distribution.

“Anything you could bring would be appreciated,” he said. “And, we can always use volunteers to hand things out, serve food and drinks.”

Gute emphasized the local Souper Bowl “is for the whole community — it’s wide open.”

The first local Souper Bowl of Giving was at Ashland’s historic railroad depot, Gute said, while last year’s event was conducted at The Community Kitchen. Citing his personal respect for Bocook’s efforts on behalf of the community, including plans for an event in conjunction with this year’s Super Bowl, Gute said it made perfect sense to team up for this year’s Super Bowl of Giving. For more information, call (606) 923-9256.

TIM PRESTON can be reached at tpreston@dailyindependent.com.

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