Empty Bowls event is Friday
For the 18th consecutive year, Madison County residents can dine to help the needy in their area.
The Empty Bowls Project will be Friday at First Baptist Church, 425 Eastern ByPass, Richmond. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. With a minimum $12 donation, participants will receive a handmade pottery bowl, homemade soup, bread and drink. Local musicians will entertain during both meals. During lunch, pianist Marvin Kiper will provide the music, and the Madison Dulcimers, led by Merwyn Jackson, will perform during dinner.
Proceeds from the event will help feed local residents through four organizations: Richmond Food Bank at New Liberty Family Shelter, God's Outreach Community Food Bank, Home Meals Delivery and the Salvation Army of Madison County.
In 1997, Richmond became the first city in Central Kentucky to organize an Empty Bowls project. When Joe Molinaro, an EKU art professor, learned of similar events elsewhere, he asked local churches for assistance. The request was met with support, and the multidenominational event has grown every year since.
To volunteer, make a donation or for more information, contact Dianna Ackerman at (859) 661-5101 or Lea Wells at (859) 353-2339.