Crittenton Services will kick off the fall season with its annual Soup and Salad Luncheon, Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the McLure Hotel, 1200 Market St., Wheeling.

Free parking is available in the adjacent garage. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and lunch begins at noon.

The luncheon features a unique all-you-care-to-eat buffet and includes dozens of gourmet soups, salads and desserts prepared by Ohio Valley chefs and restaurants.

Also included is a soup cook-off, which features chefs from several area restaurants including Coleman’s Fish Market, Eat’ n Park, Oglebay Resort, Parkhurst Dining at Wheeling University, Vagabond Kitchen, Tito’s Sloppy Doggs, Wheeling Brewing Company, West Virginia Northern Culinary Arts and Ye Olde Alpha. Guests can sample each or any of the soups and vote for their favorites.

Proceeds from the luncheon benefit the Crittenton Cares Volunteer Fund, which provides comforting items and events including birthday parties, holiday celebrations, recreational opportunities and Christmas gifts for the young women in Crittenton’s residential program.

Table sponsors for the event include: AEP, Belmont Savings Bank, Bob Pucci, Dr. Dan Joseph, Erikka Storch, Fitzsimmons Law Firm, Gompers Pharmacy, Jividen Law Offices, Lea Ridenhour and Eriks Janelsins, Main Street Bank, Rachel Goodman, Raymond James, The Cornerstone Group, WesBanco, Wheeling Hospital, Wright Orthodontics and The Ziegenfelder Company.

Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at www.crittentonwv.org or at the door, and carryout orders are welcome.

Seating is limited. Large parties are encouraged to make reservations in advance. For more information regarding tickets, reservations or table sponsorships, call Crittenton Services at 304-242-7060.

Crittenton Services offers a continuum of behavioral health services in Wheeling and throughout the state of West Virginia. For more information, visit their website.

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