The Elk County Commissioners announced during Tuesday morning's meeting that they will be placing a 20-gallon soup kettle up for donation.
“It is not the conventional kettle,” said commissioner Dan Freeburg. “It'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.”
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.
“We have sent out invitations for non-profit corporations or churches to submit their name if interested in the soup kettle,” said commissioner Ron Beimel. “All of the submissions will be put into a box and we will pull the name of the person or organization that is interested.”
The commissioners voted unanimously to put the kettle up for donation.
“We have had it up for bid before but the bids were minimal,” said commissioner June Sorg. “I think this would be a great opportunity for the non-profits.
For more information, see the Jan. 6th edition of The Daily Press.