Sunday, December 4, 2022

Furry Friends Feature: Soup’s on! Area Top Chefs’ Creations and Raffles Now Available to Help Homeless Pets

What do Greater Williamsburg’s chefs and cooks do to help area homeless pets? They show their love by creating mouthwatering soups now on sale online for The Heritage Humane Society‘s 2022 Holiday Bazaar. Leading up to this year’s annual event, presales are now live for signature soups and raffles.

Get souped up for homeless pets

The more soup sold, the more the community helps the homeless dogs, cats, and other small pets at The Heritage Humane Society. Already selling quickly – with some already selling out, this year’s annual Holiday Bazaar features creations from 19 of Greater Williamsburg’s top culinary professionals. Sponsors and soup selections include:

  • 1607 Grill at Williamsburg National – Tomato Basil with Gouda Soup
  • Aromas – French Onion Soup
  • Berret’s Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill – She Crab Soup
  • Carrot Tree Kitchen’s – Tomato Basil Soup
  • Charly’s Airport Restaurant – Charly’s Famous Chili
  • Chef Hans Schadler – Chef’s Favorite Chicken & Dumplings Soup
  • Craft 31 – Chicken Chili
  • Creative Cuisines – Autumn Vegetable Soup
  • Food for Thought – Vegan Butternut & Apple Bisque
  • Francesco’s Ristorante Italiano – Italian Wedding Soup
  • Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant – Lentil with Andouille Sausage Soup
  • The Hound’s Tale – Butternut Squash Soup
  • Le Yaca – Pureed French Onion Soup
  • Mellow Mushroom – White Bean Chili
  • Old Chickahominy House – Vegetarian Brunswick Stew
  • Olde Towne Pizza & Pasta – Chicken Vegetable Soup
  • Opus 9 – Sausage Gumbo
  • Sal’s by Victor – Chicken Vegetable Soup
  • Spoke + Art Provisions Co. – Tuscan Tortellini & Sausage Soup

“Here at Opus 9, we have participated in the Soup Auction for Heritage Humane Society for years. As a restaurant, we are often approached for donations of staff and food for events, which we are not always able to provide. A soup donation has been a great way to participate in a worthy cause. The Heritage Humane volunteers have made this easy for us by having great communication, being organized, and scheduling pick-ups. Always a pleasure to work with them,” shares Jessica Smith, Director of Sales and Marketing for Opus 9 Steakhouse and Craft 31.

Shop soup online, pick-up in person

Soups can only be ordered online here and are pick-up only. Soups can only be picked up on Sat., Nov. 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Bruton Parish Hall. Bruton Parish Hall is located at 331 W. Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185. For every quart of gourmet soup purchased, a fresh-baked baguette accompanies it compliments of Panera Bread.

“The soup sale has long been a favorite community tradition associated with The Heritage Humane Society’s annual Holiday Bazaar,” says Leslie Nadeau, soup chairperson for this event for many years. “For years, people lined up for it in person, however, last year we switched to only pre-order soup sales, which has tremendously helped guest flow and satisfaction at the event, and we are excited that people have this easy, online, on-click opportunity.”

Golden ticket raffle opportunity

Presales have also opened for the Holiday Bazaar’s online raffles. There are six themed bundles: Fun for Two, Family Fun, Flowers & Jewelry, Williamsburg Fun, Something to WINE About, and FORE Golf Lovers and a seventh raffle item is a $500 VISA gift card.

Tickets are $5 each for even more chances to win, choose a Mega package for $100 or Sampler package for $25. All Mega package participants receive a Golden Ticket that will be drawn for the special $500 American Express gift card. Additionally, anyone who purchases raffle tickets totaling $100 or more will be entered into the Golden Ticket drawing for a $500 American Express gift card sponsored by Williamsburg Orthodontics.

The raffle winners will be drawn at the Holiday Bazaar on November 19. Winners will be contacted after the event. You do not need to be present at the event to win.

Holiday Bazaar 2022

Noah’s Ark Veterinary is the Presenting Sponsor for the 2022 Holiday Bazaar. The event is organized by the Heritage Humane Society Auxiliary, or HHS Auxiliary. There are currently 60 HHS Auxiliary members and new members are welcome. They meet on the second Wednesday of every month at 10:15 a.m. in the Heritage Humane Society classroom.

To learn more, visit HeritageHumane.org or call 757-221-0150.

Some of the HHS Auxiliary volunteers that make this event possible

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