Charlotte Soup

Charlotte Soup is an event based on a similar idea from Detroit. The concept is simple; citizens come together to share a meal, and then generate ideas to help improve the community!

How does it work?
Participants buy a $10 ticket to the event. $5 covers the cost of soup, bread, and iced tea or lemonade, and $5 goes into a collection to fund a community improvement project. After dinner, participants work in groups to generate ideas, and at the end of the night, everyone will vote on the projects that they would like to see get funded. One project will be funded from the money raised by the event, and a second project will be funded with a $300 grant from CanDo!

Where and when will the event be held?
Charlotte Soup will take place from 5:30-7:30pm on Wednesday, October 25th at the Eaton Area Senior Center, 804 S Cochran Ave, Charlotte, MI 48813.

How do I sign up?
Tickets can be purchased, in advance, from the County Journal offices, the Eaton Area Senior Center, or from CanDo! board members Bill Barnes, Christy Lambright, Kyle Raney, or Ann Garvey. They can also be purchased at the door.

Who is providing the soup?
The soup is being provided by the Eaton Place, Fay’s Evelyn Bay, Sidestreet Deli, the Eaton Area Senior Center, and the Dolson.

Whom should I contact with questions?
You can contact 2017 CanDo! chair Bill Barnes at with questions.