Monday, March 5, 2012

"Empty Bowls" Event to Benefit Food Pantry

CHESTERTOWN, MD—The 2nd Annual Empty Bowls Project, a benefit for the Kent County Food Bank, will offer a simple meal of bread and soup served in hand-made bowls. The event will take place Thursday, March 29, 2012 in the Underwood Lobby of the Gibson Center for the Arts on the College campus, 300 Washington Avenue. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the program starts at 5:30 p.m.
The soup will be served in hand-made bowls created by local potters, community members and Washington College students. The bowls are unique keepsakes that guests can take home as a reminder that there are “empty bowls” everywhere.
Against the Grain, a Chestertown bakery-café, is donating a variety of breads for the dinner.
Tickets at $20 per adult and $10 for students and children must be purchased in advance; no tickets will be sold at the door. Last year’s event sold out, so reserve your tickets early.
Organizers of the benefit include the Washington College Service Council and Office of Student Development, the non-profit Artworks art center, and Against the Grain. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 410-778-7752 or e-mail
Photo: Taylor Kelty shows off her bowl of choice at the 2011 Empty Bowls fundraising dinner at Washington College.