Thank you for the wonderful publicity your paper gave the 2014 Empty Bowls Lunch.
For the 15th year, we have again met our goal of $2,000 for the Marietta Area Food Pantry, our original recipient. The additional $1,447 will be prorated, some to the local food pantry and as gifts to the two food pantries in the Frontier school area and one in the Parkersburg area in appreciation for the gift of bowls made by students in those areas.
We'd also like to thanks the potters and woodworkers whose gifts helped make the successful event. They are wooden bowls from Codger Lodge, Lubeck, W.Va., ceramic bowls from Frontier High and Middle School (Joyce Tharp, instructor), Harmar Elementary fifth grade (Julie Brewer, instructor), Parkersburg High (Jonathan Walsh, instructor), WVUP (Zack Orcutt, instructor), Henry Aglio (bowl contact), Melissa Rohrer (Acorn Pottery), Sandra Gekosky (Kaplandgekosky Pottery), and Margaret Lazer (Fiddle DeeDee Pottery).
Our thanks to the fine restaurants who contributed the delicious soups - Blacksmith's Barbeque, Buckley House, Daydream's Cafe, The Galley, House of Wines, Lafayette Hotel and Restaurant, Levee House Cafe, Marietta Brewing Co., Parkhurst (Marietta College Catering) Thrive, Shoney's, Spagna's, Third Street Deli, Tiber Way Grille, and Tim Horton's. And a big thanks to Panera Bread for their gift of bread.
Thanks to Carol Garoza, restaurant contact.
Marybeth Peebles, St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Rev. Linda Steelman, First Congregational Church
Stassa Philips and Caroline Putnam, First Unitarian Universalist Church