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Empty Bowls Raises Money For Area Food Banks At Wilkes University Nov. 16

Handmade bowls bring people together to help fight hunger in the third annual Empty Bowls event. It will be held at Wilkes University from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 16 in the ballroom of the Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St. in Wilkes-Barre.

Attendees who donate $15 will receive a handmade bowl with a serving of soup, bread and a drink, and for just $5, children under the age of 12 will receive a serving of soup, bread and a drink.

Empty Bowls began as an international grassroots effort where potters and other craftspeople create handcrafted bowls to serve as a reminder of all of the empty bowls in the world. Empty Bowls was founded locally in 2012 by local potter and Wilkes University instructor Jean Adams.

The event, held in conjunction with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, is sponsored by Wilkes, King’s College, Wyoming Seminary and Luzerne County Community College.

The 2014 event is serving as a kick-off to recruit other potters to craft bowls for the 2015 event. More than 1,000 bowls are created annually by Adams and her students at Wilkes. Potters who are interested in making bowls for next year should contact Adams.   

To register for the event, visit www.wilkes.edu/empty bowls. Bowls and tickets can be purchased at the event or prior to at Marquis Art & Frame on 122 South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre and at Earth & Wears on 68 Main Street, Dallas. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.wilkes/edu/emptybowls.

For more information, call 570-408-4330.