Women’s Auxiliary Host Souper Bowl for Seniors

About 15 members of The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary met at the William Booth Towers on Monday to socialize and serve the elderly for their Annual Souper Bowl gathering.

I am always excited to visit the William Booth Towers since the residents are known to have such interesting personalities. All of them are on fixed incomes and some are handicapped or disabled, but despite those shortcomings they are filled with so much joy and wisdom.     

Members of the Auxiliary prepared an array of hearty soups for the residents so an aroma of Vegetable Beef and Chicken, Corn Chowder, Potato, Santa Fe, and Turkey Chili filled the air. They also made corn muffins, chocolate dessert and arranged the cutest little party favors.

As the seniors made their way down to the Souper Bowl, they were greeted with thanksgiving from the Auxiliary members. They helped the residents to their seats and served them one by one. It’s such a treat to be waited on hand and foot one of the residents proclaimed. As laughter filled the air, the Auxiliary members continued taking orders until all were served. 

“We always enjoy giving back to the residents at the William Booth Towers,” said Major Casey Cunningham, Women’s Ministry Projects Coordinator. “It gives us an opportunity to pay some well deserved homage to the elderly in our community.”

Both the Turkey Chili and the Santa Fe turned out to be a big hit for the residents. They also really enjoyed the chocolate cake as several of them packed away a few slices for later. Since the Super Bowl is around the corner, the Auxiliary decided to create NFL favors filled with sweet treats.

In speaking with Major Alyce Kerns, Director of the William Booth Towers, she said that the Auxiliary means so much to the residents, they always make them feel so appreciated. 

The Women’s Auxiliary assists The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Command in many activities in the community throughout the year by providing volunteer workers for the many projects associated with The Salvation Army. 

If you would like to learn more about the Women’s Auxiliary or the William Booth Towers, please visit www.salvationarmyatlanta.org

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