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Melissa Abele & Steve Wisthoff

Kiwanian Steve Wisthoff serves a bowl of chicken-noodle soup to Melissa Abele at the Capital City Kiwanis Club’s annual soup supper Feb. 26 at Capitol City Christian Church.

Cold, snowy conditions hampered the turnout at Capital City Kiwanis Club’s annual soup supper and auction Feb. 26, but strong advance sales helped offset part of the weather’s effect, said Daryl Swanson, the club’s assistant treasurer.

Nearly 200 supporters attended the annual fundraiser at the Capitol City Christian Church, 7800 Holdrege St. A combination of silent-auction purchases and ticket support from those unable to attend helped the fundraiser’s bottom line. Net profit will probably exceed $2,000, Swanson reported in a March 4 phone interview.

Steve Scheinost and his wife, club president-elect Sandy Scheinost, co-chaired the soup supper.

Kiwanis clubs are dedicated to helping children. Capital City Kiwanis is heavily involved in support of the Food Bank of Lincoln BackPack Program and, in particular, assisting Belmont Elementary School.

The service club also provides about $6,000 in annual scholarships to college-bound high school seniors, and sponsors delegates to Girls State and Boys State.

Capital City Kiwanis holds weekly dinner meetings at 6 p.m. every Tuesday at the Cotner Center, 1540 N. Cotner Blvd.

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