The Mercer County 4-H Soup Cook-Off has been cancelled for this weekend. The decision comes from the University of Illinois says local extension unit leader Jenny Garner. 4-H’ers were planning to accept cash donations at the event to benefit the Aledo American Legion’s Veteran’s Memorial Marker Project. The funds will help them properly recognize the 300 veterans buried at Mercer County area cemeteries with honor markers. Garner says those donations can still be made by mail.
The soup cook-off was originally planned for Saturday at the Aledo Fire Station.