The Putnam County Rotary will host a free carryout soup event on Sunday, April 3

PIck up will be available at the Hennepin, Magnolia and McNabb Fire Stations and the PC Community Center

The Putnam County Rotary is preparing for its 3-soup carryout event. This event is free to all seniors and will take place between 2 and 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 3 at the Hennepin, Magnolia and McNabb Fire Stations and the Putnam County Community Center.

Reservations are welcome from non-seniors too, with donations welcome but not required.

The available soups will be vegetable, chili and tortellini in broth. To reserve your soups call the PC Community Center at 815-339-2711 or email before March 28, with your name and phone number to reserve and let us know where you will be picking up your order.

Rotary volunteers will be ready at the pickup locations with curbside service. The soup will be packaged in hot/cold containers ready for cooking or freezing. If you are unable to pick up your order, let the organization know when you make your reservation and arrangements will be made.

The Rotary is offering this event to thank area senior residents for all they do and have done for our community, and to serve all who might enjoy some hot soup as we approach the end of a long winter.

The Rotary wanted to thank Standard Fire Department for allowing them to store supplies at their station, the Hennepin Fire Department for allowing the use of their kitchen so they could prepare the soup, the Magnolia and McNabb Fire Departments for allowing pick up at their stations and the PC Community Center for taking reservations and everything else they do in supporting the project as well as the Little Free Pantry.

This project is one of several sponsored by Putnam County Rotary to serve the local communities. Rotary also sponsors the Little Free Pantries in Standard and McNabb, offering free groceries for those in need in a pinch, along with winter hats, gloves and socks at the Standard location.

Other PC Rotary projects include sponsoring of the PCHS Post Prom Afterglow, PCHS and PCJH Interact Clubs, this years “positive message” bulletin board project at the junior high, community blood drives, Rotary Readers for children pre-kindergarten through third grade, free dictionaries for all 3rd graders, four scholarship awards for graduating seniors, youth leadership camps, international youth exchange opportunities and more.

To volunteer to help with any of the Club’s current projects call 815-339-2398 or email