Dear Editor,

On behalf of the sisters belonging to Xi Chapter of Phi Beta Psi Sorority, I wish to thank all the sponsors from our local businesses who have helped make the third annual Soups n’ Sips such a success. Special thanks to Batesville Knights of Columbus Council 1461 for the fabulous venue, Ertel Cellars Winery for the wine tasting station, volunteers from Oldenburg Academy and St. Mark’s Church, Susan Glaser, the local restaurants who donated delicious soups (The Brau Haus, Walhill Farm, Izzy’s at Hillcrest, Snikkers & Peanuts, Hobo Hut, St. Andrews Health Campus, Ison’s Family Pizza, LiL' Charlie’s Restaurant and Brewery, Knights of Columbus, Langen Meats, and The Pearl Street Pub) as well as our other benefactors.

By all accounts, a good time was had by all the ladies and gentlemen who were in attendance. Having opportunities to win door prizes, gift baskets, purses, gift cards, jewelry, crafts, art, wine and gaming prizes, attendees helped our chapter raise in excess of $16,500 to aid those in our community who have been impacted by a cancer diagnosis. Throughout the year, the chapter disperses financial support in the form of meal vouchers, prescription payments, assistance with exercise therapy classes, gas and grocery cards.

Xi Chapter is dedicated to fighting cancer, raising funds to finance unrestricted cancer research grants and helping our neighbors in need. Thank you for supporting our efforts.

Kim Brockman, reporter

Xi Chapter of Phi Beta Psi National Sorority

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