From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 31, the annual Soup r Bowl benefitting the Humane Society of the High Plains will take place at the Unrein Building at the Ellis County Fairgrounds. It is a week before the NFL's Super Bowl.

Admission is $5, and tickets are available at Hays Veterinary Hospital, 1016 E. Eighth; Fur Is Flying, 2204 Vine; Back to Nature, 2707 Vine; Humane Society of the High Plains; or at the door.

There will be 17 tables featuring 15 soups and two desserts. Desserts will be featured by Debbie Weber cookies and cupcakes and Ellis County Sheriff Ed Harbin, pie.

A baggie with a small cup, large cup, spoon, napkin and voting tickets are given to each guest. The small cup is for tasting the soups, and the large cup is for eating the favorite.

Door prizes and gift certificates are available, and new T-shirts will be on sale.

The Golden Ladle will be awarded after the votes are counted at 1 p.m.

Proceeds are dedicated for medical treatment for animals at the shelter.