Oglebay Resort’s Seafood Bisque is the winner of the annual Crittenton Services Soup and Salad Luncheon’s Best Soup award. The event was held last month and featured a soup cook off in which seven local chef/restaurants participated, including Coleman’s, The Soup Shack, Oglebay Resort, Ye Olde Alpha, West Virginia Northern Community College’s Culinary Arts Department, Parkhurst Catering at Wheeling Jesuit University and Crittenton’s chefs.
More than 300 people attended the luncheon and each attendee had a vote. This year, the crowd chose the Seafood Bisque, prepared by Oglebay’s Chef de Partie Dawn Sylvia, as the Best Soup.
Money raised at the Soup and Salad Luncheon benefits the Crittenton Cares Volunteer Program which provides clients in the Residential Treatment Program with birthday parties, holiday celebrations, special events, Christmas gifts—and many other activities that bring fun and comfort to children who are in out-of-home placement.
Major sponsors for the event were Dr. Daniel Joseph, DDS, Delegate Erikka Storch, First Choice Realtors, Liberty Distributors, Main Street Bank, McKinley Carter Wealth Services, Raymond James Financial, Riesbeck’s and Wheeling Hospital.
Crittenton’s residential program is a behavioral health residential facility for girls 12-18 in West Virginia, offering the only licensed maternity care treatment facility in the state. Crittenton also serves young women who aren’t pregnant or parenting. The girls in treatment at Crittenton are victims of abuse, neglect, sexual assault, some of whom are battling drug addiction, depression and a variety of other challenges.
Crittenton also operates Wellspring Family Services, an outpatient counseling service available in 21 counties, with seven offices in Wheeling, Weirton, New Martinsville, Parkersburg, Morgantown, Harrisville and Huntington. Wellspring Family Services is currently serving more than 600 children, families and individuals.
For more information on Crittenton Services and its behavioral health programs and services, as well as volunteering opportunities, go to www.florencecrittenton.net.