Special to the Times
Handmade bowls crafted by potters and area students highlight the 2010 edition of Empty Bowls, a fundraiser for local food pantries.
The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at First Congregational Church, 318 Front St., Marietta.
Proceeds will be entirely donated to the Marietta Community Food Pantry, located at the church, and food pantries covering areas where people have contributed bowls and food. There will also be a silent auction starting at 10:30 a.m.
During Empty Bowls, handmade, food-safe bowls, with or without lunch, will be $10. The lunch alone will be $5.
A colorful display of bowls highlights the event. They include gifts from potters Henry Aglio, Becky Deegan, Mandy Douglass and students from the Parkersburg Art Center; Carol Garoza and Harmar Elementary School fifth-graders; Margaret Lazer, Zach Orcutt and West Virginia University at Parkersburg students; Melissa Rohrer with Acorn Pottery; Joyce Tharp and Frontier High and Middle School students; and Nannette Seligman and Parkersburg High School students. Joseph Davis, Marietta College pottery instructor, worked with the Frontier and Harmar groups.
Bread and soups will be provided by local businesses, sponsoring churches and the Washington School Fifth-Grade Empty Bowls Committee.
Students from Washington State Community College Phi Theta Kappa, Marietta College and Washington School will help the churches serve the lunch.
For more information: 373-4510.