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Soup-er Event: College Clubs Sponsor \'Empty Bowls\' Event

(Posted April 24, 2007)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Two Juniata College student groups are collaborating to organize a soup dinner event designed to raise money to benefit Huntingdon's food bank at the First United Methodist Church in Huntingdon.
The dinner, which is at 5 p.m. Friday, April 27 at the Fifteenth Street United Methodist Church in Huntingdon, requires a minimum donation of $10 for adults and $3 for children under 6. Patrons of the event who have paid the adult price will get not only a hearty meal, but also a hand-made ceramic soup bowl from the college's renowned pottery program. The event, titled "Empty Bowls," is a nationwide event designed to focus attention on world hunger.
Tickets to the event are available at the door. Juniata's event, which is sponsored by PAX-O, the student club for peace and conflict studies, and the ceramic studio, is designed as a benefit, and also as an outreach project between students and the local community.
A variety of soups and breads will be available for the event, provided by local restaurants such as Mimi's, Memories, Walt's Café, Boxers, Miller's Diner, and Sodexho Campus Services Division, the food service provider for Juniata College.
Juniata's students made ceramic bowls for the event. In addition, there will be a "celebrity" bowl auction featuring bowls made by Jack Troy, associate professor emeritus of art at Juniata, Jim Lakso, provost at Juniata and several visiting ceramic artists. At the end of the dinner all adult guests are invited to keep their ceramic bowls. ###

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.