By KAROLYN GEPHART
The Empty Bowls Project is back for 2019.
This year’s event will take place at the Nolan Ryan Community Center at the Bypass at Alvin Community College on April 2 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Empty Bowls is a collaborative fundraiser between Alvin Meals on Wheels, Alvin Community College (ACC) and local restaurants. The event raises funds to feed low income and homebound seniors in the community and offers handcrafted pottery to those who participate in the event.
Tickets are $25 and available at the Alvin Meals on Wheels Facebook page. The ticket includes a bowl made by local potters at ACC and a communal meal of soup.
Soups, drinks and desserts are donated this year by Caboose BBQ, Kelley’s Country Cooking, Corey’s Kitchen, Olive Garden, Gordon Street Tavern, Juanita’s Taqueria, Center Court Pizza and Brew and Bluebell Creameries.
ACC teachers, students, staff and community members are currently at work with a goal of creating bowls to be donated for the Empty Bowls project.
“The Alvin Community College art department is happy to be a part of the Alvin Meals on Wheels organization,” Fine Arts Chair Dennis LaValley said. “Thanks to local artists, professors, students and ACC staff, our goal is to create over 300 handmade ceramic bowls to benefit the program.”
Last year’s event was a success and all involved look forward to offering it again.
“This will be our second year to partner with ACC for a benefit and we are very excited about the outstanding community support that the Empty Bowls project provides,” Andy Tacquard, board president of Alvin Meals on Wheels said.
Volunteers will serve soup and ticket buyers are encouraged to try two bowls of soup. To go orders will also be available.