Annual Empty Bowls coming Tuesday | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | November 11, 2017 5:00 am
Last Updated: November 8, 2017 at 12:13 pm
The annual Lowcountry Empty Bowls soup lunch and supper will be held at Trinity Hall at St Anthony’s Catholic Church, 925 S. Jefferies Blvd. in Walterboro to raise funds for local food banks.
This year, because of the construction project at The Colleton Center (old Hampton Street school), there will be just two meals both held on Tuesday Nov. 14. A soup lunch will be served from noon-1:30 p.m. and the supper seating will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Tickets for each event are $10 and are available at the Colleton Museum; The Colleton Center’s temporary office; the Old Bank Christmas Shop and Bakery; the churches involved; and at the door at the events.
The $10 ticket includes a hand-made pottery bowl and an array of homemade soups. “In addition, you know that you are helping to combat hunger here in Colleton County because all proceeds from the event are donated to the church food banks located right here at home. At the start of the holiday season it is good to get together and do something meaningful for people in our community,” said Karla Daddieco.
Empty Bowls is an international hunger relief organization that began in 1990 in Michigan. It has grown exponentially one group at a time. In Colleton County potters (mostly amateurs) meet in the Roger Burris Studio at The Colleton Center to make the bowls for the annual soup events. All the bowls and the materials to make and glaze them are donated by the participants.
Debbie Appleby, a potter from Cottageville whose work is displayed at the Artisans Center, is donating some of her work for this year’s Empty Bowls soup events.
“Although the construction project at the Colleton Center interrupted our pottery making this year, we were able to make enough bowls prior to the shut-down to provide for the two events scheduled,” Daddieco said. “There are already plans to resume the weekly sessions as soon as the building reopens after March of 2018 in anticipation of next year’s events. Thanks are owed to the Colleton Center, which has supported Lowcountry Empty Bowls since its inception. The soups and desserts are prepared and served by volunteer cooks from local churches, schools, and fraternal organizations. Special thanks go out to this group too.”
For those who can’t stay, choose a bowl and a soup to go. “Start your 2017 holiday season off right — have fun, savor your soup, win a door prize, participate in our silent auction, and help your neighbors all at the same time. See you at St. Anthony’s!” she said.