The culinary skills of the employees at the Nicolet National Bank branch in Luxemburg branch has turned into an impressive donation that will provide numerous Kewaunee County veterans with some much-needed assistance.

This week, the Kewaunee County Veterans Service Commission was presented with a check valued at nearly $920 from a homemade soup sale held by bank employees on Friday (Nov. 1).

A suggested $5 donation for a bowl of soup, cookie & water led to an overwhelming amount of community support according to Annette Wuest, Branch Manager of Nicolet National Bank in Luxemburg,

“We had many soups and the event was scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., but we sold out by 1 p.m.,” Wuest said.

All proceeds from the soup sale will go towards energy bills, gas cards, rent, doctor bills, groceries, and Christmas gift assistance for veterans in Kewaunee County.

“There are a number of veterans in this county who need help, so it’s nice to do that,” says Rick Philipps, commission chairman.

“It is such a heartfelt opportunity when a local business reaches out, not with just the donation, but with a sense of purpose to serve those that served us,” said Robert Stearns, Kewaunee County veterans service officer.

If you’re interested in making a difference in the lives of local veterans, contact the Kewaunee County Veterans Service Office at 920-388-7198.

Nicolet National Bank enployees who staged a soup sale for veterans were, back row from left, Sue Iwen, manager Annette Wuest, and Michelle Reineck; front row, Annie Kinnard, Alexis Herman, and Breann LaCrosse.

Top photo: Rick Phillipps, Kewaunee County Veterans Service Commission chairman, accepts a check from Annette Wuest, manager of the Nicolet National Bank Luxemburg branch, with, from left, Robert Stearns, Kewaunee County Veterans Service Officer; commissioner Nellie DeBaker, Alexis Herman of the bank, and commissioner Dennis Langteau.