Chicken soup for the holiday soul in Eagle Saturday
Eagle – Once again it’s time to taste the best soup in the county at the World Famous Chicken Noodle Soup & Bazaar, sponsored by the United Methodist Women Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Brush Creek Pavilion in Eagle. Don’t be late: The soup always sells out before the event is over.The day begins weeks earlier with women, children and even some guys meeting at the church kitchen to make noodles. This year there were two such busy Saturday mornings as it was decided to make enough noodles so that there will be some to sell separately. Making noodles becomes a fun and social endeavor, with small children covered in flour, looking like little ghosts.Ella Bindley, who has been a member of the congregation since 1944, can’t remember exactly when this tradition was born. She believes it began around 1985 when Zella Lindersmith, who had the recipe still used today, coerced Bindley into helping her make these noodles. Back then, Bindley’s chili was much more popular than the chicken noodle soup; however, through the years, the community has developed a particular taste for this soup.The location for the Bazaar until last year was the Fellowship Hall at the church in Eagle. The move to the Pavilion was made to accommodate more vendors. Last year proved the move a good one, with more soup served and more vendors present than ever before. This year there are even more vendors with folks hosting 27 booths selling an array of wares such as food, clothing, jewelry, photography, antiques and collectibles, and much more.