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Annual Martin Luther King Jr Chili and Soup Supper a success

BHSU softball player helps with Martin Luther King Jr Chili and Soup Supper

Black Hills State University softball player Autumn Berg, freshman physical education major from Wheatland, Wyo., accepts food donations at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Chili/Soup Supper. The BHSU Softball Team was one of several university and community groups that volunteered their time for the event, which raised over $700 and 338 food items for the Spearfish Food Pantry.

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Chili/Soup Supper, sponsored and hosted by various Black Hills State University and community organizations, raised over $700 and 338 food items to support the Spearfish Food Pantry.

According to Nancy Wietgrefe, RSVP director, despite the cold weather and reduced attendance, the fundraiser was the largest success in the event’s nine-year history.

Over 100 volunteers, including the BHSU softball team, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), and Americorps*VISTA Community-University-Resource-Exchange (C-U-R-E) offices; community members; Spearfish High School Key Club; and local churches worked at the event. Spearfish Middle School choir members provided entertainment.

For more information or to volunteer for future community service events, contact Wietgrefe at 642-6540 or NancyWietgrefe@bhsu.edu or Sarah Hanify, community service coordinator for Americorps*VISTA and C-U-R-E, at 642-6471 or SarahHanify@bhsu.edu.

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