McLouth church wins Souper Bowl challenge
The McLouth United Methodist Church was the champion of this year’s Souper Bowl Challenge.
The McLouth and Tonganoxie United Methodist churches squared off for the second consecutive year after several years of the McLouth church conducting its own Souper Bowl Challenge.
Tonganoxie won last year’s friendly competition, but McLouth won this year’s clash, amassing 5,012 cans of soup to Tonganoxie’s 2,746 cans. The two churches collected cans of soup throughout January and the first weekend of February.
Rev. Jeff Clinger made a challenge to his congregation last year that he would shave his head if the congregation collected more than 5,000 cans of soup. The congregation met the challenge and Clinger’s head was shaved after a church service last winter. The two churches collected more than 9,000 cans of soup together in the inaugural head-to-head challenge.
The collected cans will go toward local food pantries.