Oxford House Potato Soup to be served Monday

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By AMANDA KIMBLE
TheFlashToday.com

STEPHENVILLE (January 23, 2017) – The annual Oxford House Potato Soup to-go fundraiser is just days away, and organizers are encouraging community members to get their tickets before it’s too late.

“There are still a few tickets at the Home Place at Ace, (Stephenville) Senior Citizens’ Center and the (Stephenville Historical House) Museum office,” Dianne Wilson, Oxford House Preservation Project chair, said.

Tickets are $10 each.   

The annual meal will be served from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. Monday (January 30) at the Stephenville Historical House Museum, where supporters – and soup lovers – can drive up and pick up a hot, delicious meal, including Oxford House Potato Soup, seasoned crackers, salad and a brownie.

As with previous years, funds raised will benefit the ongoing preservation of the Judge W.J. Oxford House, which was relocated the museum in 2011.

“Money raised at this year’s supper will be applied to hardscaping the exterior of the home, which includes the parking area, sidewalks, curbing and guttering, planting beds and porch steps,” Wilson said. “Support for this ongoing project is greatly appreciated.”

The 2016 Soup-to-Go Supper raised more than $5,000 which was used to complete the exterior repairs and painting of the Oxford House.

“Five hundred tickets will be pre-sold and once they are gone, they’re gone,” Wilson said. 

Tickets must be presented when picking up a meal.

Photo Courtesy of the Stephenville Historical Museum
Stephenville’s Oxford House for a time was run as a boarding house for local, upscale single men in the early 1900s. || Photo Courtesy of the Stephenville Historical Museum

Wilson explained the pickup process for potato soup patrons, saying traffic will be routed from Washington Street onto Shapard Street, which runs between the Oxford House and the Star Storage building. They will proceed through the back gate into the museum and around the north side of the Center Grove School, where drivers will be met in front of the school by ticket takers who will deliver their meals to the vehicle.

Soup purchasers will not need not exit their vehicles.  After picking up soup orders, drivers will continue to the museum’s main entrance and exit onto Washington Street.  People will be posted along that route to direct drivers into the back entrance of the museum.

For more information about purchasing tickets or the preservation project, call the museum office at 254-965-5880 or Wilson at 254-485-0102. 

In case of icy, impassable streets, the event will be postponed until the following Monday, February 6.

Learn more about Stephenville Historical House Museum and OHPP visit the museum’s website, where online monetary contributions can also be made.

You can also pledge support to the project by calling the museum grounds at 254-965-5880, emailing svillemuseum@embarqmail.com or visiting in person.

Stephenville Historical House Museum is located at 525 East Washington Street.


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