On October 25th, CanDo! will be hosting Charlotte Soup, 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! In order to take part, participants can buy a $10 ticket. $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!
Charlotte Soup will take place from 5:30-7:30pm on Wednesday, October 25th at the Eaton Area Senior Center at 804 S Cochran Ave, Charlotte, MI. All Charlotte community members are welcome. 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. The soup is being provided by the Eaton Place, Fay’s Evelyn Bay, Sidestreet Deli, the Eaton Area Senior Center, and the Dolson. Questions about the event can be directed to 2017 CanDo! chair Bill Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org.