I finally got an opportunity for go to Youth Village's 27th annual Soup Sunday. If you're not familiar with the event, it's an event where more than 50 local restaurants and caterers allow Memphians and tourists the chance to sample some of their soups and desserts! I was totally in heaven! I love soup and I love dessert! It also for a great cause; to support Youth Villages and all they do to help with troubled youth. 

Soup Sunday was held at FedEx Forum

Soup Sunday was held at FedEx Forum

 Before we start, I would like to say a special thank you to Kimberly Rossie. She's the Senior Public Relations Coordinator for Youth Villages. She was fantastically awesome and even helped me out of a pickle when it came to FedEx Forum security!

Kim Rossie with Chief Development Officer Richard Shaw

Kim Rossie with Chief Development Officer Richard Shaw

I would also like to give a huge thank you to the founder of Youth Villages, Pat Lawler. He was very helpful and gracious. Youth Villages is a great asset to the city of Memphis and I'm so glad I got the opportunity to participate in the great event. I also can't leave of my buddy Dalynn Stewart! She also helped me out tremendously! 

Youth Villages' founder Pat Lawler and Dalynn Stewart

I'm going to try my hardest to group pictures together of the individual vendors. I didn't get everyone in because it was so hard not to enjoy each and every vendor, but I tried to squeeze everyone in. If I left you out, please don't take it personally.  

Frost Bakery 

Miss Muff'n Bakery 

Pink Flamingo Catering

Nothing Bundt Cakes (2016 Winners for Best Dessert) 

BB Kings 

Yazoo 

Automatic Slims

Silky O'Sullivan

Itta Bena

Huey's 

Hope Church

Bardog Tavern (2015 and 2016 Winners of Best Soup)

Miso Asian Bistro

Eclectic Catering

The Creamery Memphis

Chris Hill


As you can see by the pictures, it was an awesome event! Memphis sure knows how to come out and support an event! You really can't beat good food for a good cause! It's a win win! I even go to meet some of the local celebrities that I always wanted to meet, Fox 13's Valerie Calhoun ( who is my secret boo crush) and 92.9 ESPN's Chris Vernon! 

I can't wait to see what the 28th annual Youth Villages' Soup Sunday has in store! Make sure to go to www.youthvillages.org for more info and details. Also, donate or adopt if possible. The youth of the city need as much help and positive role models as possible. It takes a village to raise a child Memphis and Youth Villages is doing an amazing job, but we can all help with volunteering or donations.  

 

Life is for Living, 

Michael B.

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