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Frigid temperatures didn't keep over one hundred brave souls from the

2015 Souper Saturday soup tasting.

We had 16 entries this year and the judging was tough! Here are the results:


1st Place  H&R Block ~ Chicken Cheese Soup with a kick

2nd Place  OLLH ~ Tomato Tortellini

3rd Place  Brennan's Mens Shop and Darlene's Fashions ~ Fully Loaded Baked Potato Chowder

Honorable mention and tied for 4th Place were:

Smalley's Bar and Grill ~ Salmon and Crab Chowder


Schmalz Plumbing and Heating ~Chicken with Wild Rice


Winner of the Fabulous Soup Basket was:

Shirley Budzinski


Winner of the dessert contest was Beth Schmalz with her entry of German Chocolate Cake


Congratulations and thank you to all of our soup makers,

our judges that braved the cold,

dessert makers and judges,

 and all the lucky winners !





Entries are in and this year we have a record number of 17 different soups for you to sample!

Here's the list:


Al's Restaurant

Flower Boutique by Joann

Smalleys Bar and Grill

Schmalz Plumbing and Heating

Harbor Drug

OLLH (set up in Library lobby)

United Methodist Church (set up in Library lobby)

Hunter's Bar

Let's Go Shopping (formerly We Sell Stuff)

Varney's Coney Island (set up at Let's Go Shopping)

Franco's Flooring

Ernesto's Pizzeria


H&R Block

Friends of the Library (set up in the Library lobby)

True Value Hardware

Brennan's Mens Shop and Darlene's Fashions


Purchase your Soup Button beginning at 11 am at the Visitor's Center for $2, get your ballot and go to each destination in town for soup samples. To make it fair for all entries, please make sure to visit each one. Vote for your favorite and turn in your ballot by 2:30 pm at the Visitor's Center to be entered to win the fabulous Soup Pot prize! Desserts will also be available for purchase from our Dessert Contest.

Dress warm and bring your appetite! You won't want to miss a single sample!


Souper Saturday FlyerBundle up and join us Saturday, February 21st for SOUP TASTING in Harbor Beach.  Beginning at 11 am, purchase your soup button for just $2 (or only $1 if you have your 2015 Harbor Beach button) at the Visitor's Center. Wtih the purchase of your button, you'll get your official judge's ballot to stroll through town and taste all the soups and you get to vote for your favorite!. Return your completed ballot to the Visitor's Center by 2:30 pm for a chance to win the fabulous SOUP POT!

Also, for those of you who like to bake, our dessert contest is being held at the Visitor's Center. Bring your dessert entry to the Visitor's Center between 10 - 10:30 am for a chance to win one of three Harbor Beach bucks prizes. Judging takes place at 11 am and pieces of all entries will be sold during the day at the Visitor's Center.


2015 Harbor Beach buttons will be available for purchase beginning Feburary 21st at the Visitor's Center. Buttons are still $5 and proceeds help promote Chamber events throughout the year.  



Welcome 2015!

The Harbor Beach Chamber of Commerce wishes everyone a Happy and prosperous New Year!


We will be having our first board meeting of the year on Tuesday, January 6th at Jackie Gainor's home at 33 Court St., Harbor Beach. We would normally meet at the Visitor Center, but due to the cold temperatures, we have changed the location for this month. All members are welcome to attend. Some agenda items will be:

1.   2015 event planning including plans for Souper Saturday scheduled for Saturday, February 21, 2015. We still need additional volunteers if we are going to continue with this event.

2.  2015 meeting schedule

3.  Advertising


Feel free to bring your dinner if you like.  We hope you can join us for this planning meeting.  Your ideas are always welcome.



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