Soup Fest Features Homemade Meal

Patty Cox talked about the Soup Fest on Public Pulse. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)
Patty Cox talked about the Soup Fest on Public Pulse. (Photo by Leslie Stratmoen)

Everyone who spends their Valentine’s Day lunch at the YMCA’s Soup Fest today is in for a treat, according to Patty Cox who’s the organization’s program director. She said the homemade soup comes with homemade bread and a special dessert.

And the special program for the day is a presentation on the fish hatchery in Story. The lunch runs from 12:15 to 2 and costs $5. She said the Soup Fest’s been ongoing at the Y for years, and right now comes around the second Friday of every month, except in the summertime. She said it started nearly a couple of decades ago, with a small group of people who just wanted to get together for lunch after a workout.

She said the Soup Fest is just one of the many programs she supervises. Others include an exercise class for seniors, which are designated as 50 years old or older, a class designed specifically for cancer survivors and a beginning fitness class.

Working at the Y comes naturally for her, she said, because the community gathering place has been a part of her life since she was a child, when it opened back in 1964. To get involved, she said, it’s best to just stop at the YMCA on North Jefferson Street in downtown Sheridan and pick up a class schedule.

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