The Empty Bowls project sold out of its 500 bowls in 50 minutes Wednesday at Transylvania University's Morlan Gallery, the school said in a press release.
By 4 p.m., all bowls were sold and the project had raised $6,638, a record for the sale, for local charity Community Action. Over the last eight years, the Morlan Gallery bowl sales have raised nearly $24,000 for local agencies such as Moveable Feast, the YMCA Spousal Abuse Center and the Hope Center.
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"There was no doubt in my mind that we would sell all of our bowls, I just didn't expect to sell almost all of them in the first hour," said gallery director Andrea Fisher.
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