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Volunteers helping with meals are l-r: Neil Hilton, Jackie Urdahl, Cori Sis, Dick Thurin, Sharon Thurin, JJ Geisert, Brent Gloy and Tawna Holdmstedt. 

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Six of the twelve judges weighing in on the meals were (l-r): Brent Gloy, Dr. Matthew Byrd and Dr. Kristi Kohl (above) and Ed Dunn, Neil Hilton and Dr. Shane Banks. 

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Entities come together to provide take out meals for frontline workers

The Perkins County Health Services Foundation coordinated a Soup Supper Take Away appreciation meal for our healthcare community Wednesday, February 10. 

Together with the Front Line Strong Supporters, the Epsilon Delta Sorority and the Sparkly Clovers and Crafting Clovers 4-H Groups, over 250 soup meals were served at the hospital.

Together, the groups provided 22 crockpots of soup and dozens and dozens of cookies and bars.  Each meal included a serving of the soup of their choice, a bread roll and dessert.  And our healthcare workers took home as many meals as they needed to feed their entire family.  

As part of the fun, judges were asked to taste test the four different categories of soups and pick a favorite.

Volunteers provided soups in one of these categories: chili, beef broth based, chicken broth based or creamy/other. 

Three judges for each category tasted the soups and selected their favorite. 

Winners included Chelsea McGreer’s chicken noodle soup, Amy Johnson’s beef and noodles, Jessica Seger’s sausage tortellini and Mike Urdahl’s chili. 

The judges were: Mayor Lisa Schmidt; Dr. Shane Banks; Dr. Matt Byrd; Dr. Kristi Kohl; Neil Hilton, PCHS CEO; Dana McArtor, PCHS Director of Nursing; JJ Geisert, PCHS Director of Pharmacy; Brent Gloy, PCHSF Chair; John Long, PCHS Board; Jeanie Daiss, Epsilon Delta Sorority; Ed Dunn, City Superintendent; and Bluestem owner Sonya Friesen.  

“The event was just a small way to thank our healthcare community as they care for all of us throughout the year,” said Jackie Urdahl, PCHSF Administrator.  “Caring for patients during covid has created so many new procedures, protocols and pressures. The entire healthcare community is working hard to keep us safe while caring for our everyday medical needs. The soup take away was a fun way to say thanks and it was a great night for a soup supper!”


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