Gumbo, prepared by locally-owned Bon Temps Catering Company, is the event’s bestselling dish.

The Rotary Club of Tipton County has announced its second annual Souper Soup Bowls fundraiser on Thursday, Feb. 9.

Club members are currently gathering preorders for chicken noodle soup, vegetable soup and chicken and sausage gumbo provided by locally-owned Bon Temps Catering Company. A $10 donation provides a cup of soup, cornbread and a drink.

Rotary International is known, largely, for its efforts in the eradication of Polio, but there are six areas of focus: maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, economic and community development, peace and conflict prevention/resolution, disease prevention and treatment and water and sanitation.


Since 1967 the Covington club has contributed to these causes through various outreach efforts, such as participating in the collection coats for children in the winter, toys at Christmas and school supplies in the summer. For many years club members partnered with the Tipton County Education Foundation and distributed dictionaries to local third graders.

Rotarians pose for a photo during the 2022 event, which raised enough to provide three new scholarships for high school seniors.

This event funds needs-based scholarships for Tipton County seniors.

Soup pickup will take place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Cadence Bank at the corner of Hwy. 51 and Peeler in Covington.

Delivery is available for orders of five or more per business.

To pre-order, contact a Rotarian or use the online order form at

Echo Day
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