FUMC Youth create vessels for Empty Bowls event March 5

by Benita Fuzzell
YOUTH JOIN IN EMPTY BOWLS PROJECT – The youth of Fulton’s First United Methodist Church recently created works of pottery under the guidance of UTM Art Professor David McBeth, to have available for those attending the Empty Bowls event to benefit the Ken-Tenn Foodbank March 5. (Photo submitted) YOUTH JOIN IN EMPTY BOWLS PROJECT – The youth of Fulton’s First United Methodist Church recently created works of pottery under the guidance of UTM Art Professor David McBeth, to have available for those attending the Empty Bowls event to benefit the Ken-Tenn Foodbank March 5. (Photo submitted)

The Ken-Tenn Foodbank will benefit from the return of “Empty Bowls”, a community initiative to provide funds to fight hunger.

This year’s event will be held at Fulton’s Pontotoc Park Community Center March 5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

According to event organizer, Ginger Bard, who also coordinates and volunteers for the foodbank, letters have been sent to local churches, asking for their support through supplying pots of soup for the charity meal, also to include a variety of breads, desserts and drinks.

The cost is $15 per person, which includes the meal, as well as the choice of a unique, hand crafted bowl, by University of Tennessee, Martin Art Professor David McBeth and his students. Youth of the First United Methodist Church recently had the opportunity to create their own works of pottery, under the guidance of Dr. McBeth, and those, too will be available on the night of the event.

Tickets may be purchased in advance, by contacting First United Methodist Church, 270-472-3514, or may be purchased at the door. Meals may be enjoyed at the Pontotoc Center, or take-out containers will be available.

For more information, or to contact Bard in regard to contributing breads, soups, desserts, or monetary donations, email her at ginbard@twc.com.

All proceeds go to benefit the Ken-Tenn Foodbank.