Tickets are now on sale for the annual Empty Bowls of Owensboro, Kentucky fundraiser. This year’s event will take place Thursday, April 24 at 6 pm in the Saints Joseph and Paul Catholic Church Parish Hall, 514 East 4th Street. This local event is part of a national movement to raise funds for those in need of food.
Tickets are $15 and available at First Presbyterian Church and the Brescia University Public Relations Office. Only 350 tickets will be available for this event which SOLD OUT prior to the event last year when it was held at First Presbyterian Church.
Your ticket allows you to select a ceramic bowl from hundreds of handcrafted bowls made especially for this event by local artisans and students of Brescia University. Brescia’s Art Department has supplied the clay, glaze, and location for the bowls to be created. Each participant at the event will then use their selected bowl to receive one of four soups made available by local chefs and churches, including soup made by the Mary Kendall Home, First Presbyterian Church, The Journey Church, Kim Jagoe with Simple Path, and the Campbell Club. Available this year will be one vegan soup and three non-vegan. Student volunteers from the Brescia Clay Club will wash your bowl for you when you are finished and it is yours to take home at the end of the evening.
Tickets may be purchased in advance by cash or check beginning March 4 through April 23 at the First Presbyterian Church Office (1328 Griffith Ave) or at the Brescia University Public Relations Office, located in office 207 (second floor) in the Lechner Graduate Center (311 West 7th Street). If all tickets are not presold, they will made available at the door. You are highly encouraged to purchase your ticket in advance.
Last year more than $6,600 was presented to Rushing Wind Church of God. David Tucker, Rushing Wind Pastor, will give a presentation at this year’s event sharing how the funds were used to assist the church’s food pantry.
For more information on Empty Bowls, please contact Tina Kasey at 270-686-2110 or [email protected].
Mission Statement – “Feeding Hungry People one Bowl at a Time”
Empty Bowls is a grassroots movement to help end hunger. Area potters volunteer to make ceramic bowls, while others donate everything for a dinner of soup and fellowship. One hundred percent of the proceeds stay in this community and go to local food pantries. Our goals are to raise money to help organizations fight hunger, to raise awareness about the issues of hunger and food security, and to help bring about an attitude that will not allow hunger to exist.