Empty Bowls Proves Popular
Empty Bowls Event Proves Popular.
More than 300 people gobbled up the opportunity for some soup, bread and a handmade
piece of pottery.
Ferrum, Va. (Nov. 14, 2011) – Ferrum College served up soup and bread in earthen bowls and people lined up for
the opportunity eat and help feed the hungry.
The popular Empty Bowls event held at Ferrum College on Nov. 13, 2011 raised $4,000 for the Panther Packs program, which provides food for hungry children at Ferrum Elementary School.
Three hundred pottery bowls were created for this year’s Empty Bowls fundraiser, a one hundred bowl increase over the number produced for last year’s
inaugural event, said event co-creator Jeff Dalton, assistant professor of art at
Empty Bowls attendees enjoyed vegetable soup and artisan bread served in the pottery bowls, which
were created by Ferrum students, professors and members of the Blue Ridge Potters
Guild. For a $10 donation, individuals could keep the bowl in which their soup was
“By the end of the day all of the bowls were gone,” said Assistant Professor of Environmental
Science Glen Stevens, who with Dalton created the successful fundraiser.
Empty Bowls also featured a silent auction for other original works of pottery donated by members
of the Blue Ridge Potters Guild and Professor Sue Spataro and her son J.T. provided
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About Ferrum College: Ferrum College is a four-year, private, co-educational, liberal arts college related
to the United Methodist Church. Ferrum offers a choice of nationally recognized bachelor's
degree programs at a cost well below the national average for private colleges.