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'Taste of Hoisington' to benefit community
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HOISINGTON — The third annual “Taste of Hoisington” will offer a variety of homemade soups and cakes from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1 at the Hoisington Activity Center, 1200 Susank Rd. For a suggested $6 donation, guests will get two servings of soups, crackers, cake and drink. There will be a drawing for prizes.
The event is sponsored by the Hoisington Ministerial Association, and the proceeds will benefit people in need in the community.  Many churches in Hoisington participate by their members pitching in on this endeavor and bringing family or cultural favorites.
“There are so many different kinds, that almost anyone can find one they like, and the adventurer can try something new.  I had never before eaten one of the traditional German soups, even though I am half German and grew up on many of those ethnic foods,” said Carol Smith, secretary for the sponsoring organization.  “It was wonderful!  Yet, there are always the tried and true favorites, such as chili, chicken noodle, and vegetable.”
 The Hoisington Ministerial Association is a cooperative organization of local ministers who meet for the purpose of coordinating efforts to help meet community needs.
“Government funds which used to be available are no longer.  This is a good thing, for we need to take care of our own,” reflected Don Fisher, President of HMA and pastor of Church of the Nazarene.  “The HMA also works with the Food Bank to provide holiday meals for families.  This year the participating churches distributed over 70 baskets.”
The idea of “Taste of Hoisington” came from Kris Brinlee, pastor of First United Methodist Church.  “We had tried that in a former community where I pastored, and it was so popular that I thought it would work here.  It has!”