The Elk County Commissioners announced during Tuesday morning's meeting that they will be placing a 20-gallon soup kettle up for donation.
â€śIt is not the conventional kettle,â€ť said commissioner Dan Freeburg. â€śIt's a free-standing unit with a gas burner beneath it; it's a self-heating unit like you would see in an industrial kitchen and it had a value of over $2,000 when it was new and it actually has not been used at all, maybe one time.â€ť
The soup kettle has been stored in the Elk County Prison for a number of years and was at one time put up for bid.
â€śWe have sent out invitations for non-profit corporations or churches to submit their name if interested in the soup kettle,â€ť said commissioner Ron Beimel. â€śAll of the submissions will be put into a box and we will pull the name of the person or organization that is interested.â€ť
The commissioners voted unanimously to put the kettle up for donation.
â€śWe have had it up for bid before but the bids were minimal,â€ť said commissioner June Sorg. â€śI think this would be a great opportunity for the non-profits.
For more information, see the Jan. 6th edition of The Daily Press.