Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Empty Bowls 2010 will take place at the Settle Memorial ROC, across from Settle Memorial Church, located on 4th Street. This year the supper will be on Thursday, April 29 starting at 6 PM.

This annual event happens across the country as a way to raise funds for those in need of food. Brescia University’s Art Department teamed up to host an Empty Bowls work day in the clay studio. Several local potters, including Thomas Porter, Michele Hartung, Jason Hayden, Nita Claise, Rosemary Chamberlain, Dave Stratton and Kevin Fritz made more than 250 bowls for the fundraiser. The clay and glaze was contributed by Brescia University.

Local potters make and donate the bowls, which the soup is then served in. The ticket price purchases a bowl and the dinner. Once the meal is over, the bowl goes home with the participant.

To purchase a bowl and enjoy supper at Settle Memorial, the cost is $15 per person. All money raised goes to fund soup kitchens at Third Baptist Church and Woodlawn United Methodist Church.

For tickets, stop by any of the following locations: First Presbyterian Church, Faith Lutheran Church, First Christian Church, Century Christian Church, Zion United Methodist Church, Zion Baptist Church, Unitarian Universalist Congregation, or Brescia University’s Campus Center. Or you may contact Kevin Fritz at 812-630-6295 or Marian Bennett at 270-684-3955.