FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 4, 2010
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
Empty Bowls event set for Nov. 6
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Approximately 1,500 ceramic bowls, many made by Mississippi University for Women students, faculty and staff, will be available for purchase at the Empty Bowls event scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the front lawn of the shops at Brickerton on Military Road.
A $10 donation provides soup prepared by Zachary’s, Huck’s, Station 7, Possum Town Tavern and Trinity Café and a handcrafted bowl of your choice to keep as a reminder that your donation helped to fill someone’s empty bowl. Additional donations are welcomed.
There also will be live music on the lawn. Families are encouraged to participate and spend the day.
“Last year’s event was a tremendous success. We made 500 bowls and nearly $6,000 was raised in under two hours,” said Alisa “Al” Holen, MUW assistant professor of art and ceramics. “Proceeds from the event went to Loaves and Fishes, who were able to occupy a new building and increase the amount of meals they served with the money they received.
“Our other benefactor was Global Connections who work tirelessly aiding in the efforts to help feed some of the world’s poorest people,” Holen added. “This year we have over twice as many bowls.”
For more information, contact Holen via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.