Stone Soup

Saturday, December 10

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Melrose Park

Come join us and see what happens when everyone shares a little. Enjoy some soup and bring canned goods to help fill someone else’s soup pot.

If you’d like to contribute to the Stone Soup, sign up here. 

The Story of Stone Soup
One day a man went to a village and all the people were hiding. There was a farmer that came and the man asked the farmer why everyone was hiding. The farmer said that all the people of village were hungry and the children were weak.

The man went to the lake and filled a pot with water. He added a stone to the pot full of water and brought it to the village. He put it on a fire to cook.

The farmer asked him what he was making. The man told him it was Stone Soup. The farmer said that he had never heard of Stone Soup and asked if he could have some. The man said only if you give me a vegetable, so the farmer gave him a potato.

Along came another villager and he asked the man what he was making. The man said it was Stone Soup. The villager said that he had never heard of Stone Soup and asked if he could have some. The man said only if he would give him a vegetable. The villager added a carrot to the soup.

A woman came along and asked what the man was making. He said he was making Stone Soup. The woman asked if she could have some. The man said only if he she would give him a vegetable, so she added her onion to the soup.

All the people in the village started to smell the stone soup and came to see what the man was cooking. They all added their vegetables to the soup. After a while, the soup pot was filled with many wonderful flavors and the entire village had a feast.

Everybody thanked the stranger and he was there for many days to feed them the Stone Soup.

After the stranger left, the village people decided to try the same thing and they worked together to make many feasts.

 

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