Friday, September 18, 2009

for all you local folk

Just an early reminder about the 2009 Empty Bowls extravaganza. It falls on Sunday, October 4th from 12 noon until 3pm. Such an amazing way to support local charities and fill your belly at the same time. AND you get an awesome handmade gift in the process. How can you go wrong?

For those of you out of the area, or those who haven't heard of the Empty Bowls project before, here's how it works:

Pay ten bucks admission and get your pick from TONS of gorgeous handmade bowls donated by local pottery studios. For every ten bucks you pay, you get a bowl.

Head down the line and fill your bowl(s) with soup from local participating restaurants (this year you can try soups from The Ale House, DeFazio's, Flavour's Cafe, Italian Community Center, LoPorto's, Miele's Cafe, Patricelli's Deli, Francesca's, Illium Cafe, Muza's Diner, Potters Tavern, Tosca).

While chowing down, listen to music, chat with Mayor Harry and keep your fingers crossed that your complimentary raffle ticket is a winner!

Someone is there to wash your bowl when you're done eating, and you can go home feeling full both physically and emotionally. It's a great time that shouldn't be missed.

All donations go to the following charities: Bethany Center, Commission on Economic Opportunity, Hope 7 Community Center, Joseph's House, St. Mary's Food Pantry, The Rourke Center (my personal fave), Troy Damien Center, Unity House, Italian Community Center, Troy Larger Parish Food Pantry, Troy Y.W.C.A., St. Augustine's Food Pantry, CCRC Food Pantry, REACT Inc, St. Joseph's Church, Provisions Community and Food Store House and the Missing Link Street Ministry.

Unfortunately the project doesn't host a website, so here's the info:

Sunday, October 4th, 12p-3p
Italian Community Center
1450 Fifth Avenue, Troy

Admission is $10

Pre-Sale tickets are available in Troy at:
The Broken Mold - 284 River Street
Northeast Ceramic Supply - 621 River Street
TAP, Inc. - 210 River Street

Please contact me if you have any questions and I'll do my best to help out with what I can. Hope to see you all there!!!


Jaimee said...

That sounds like an amazing event...wish I lived closer!

Good Girls Studio said...

What a great event! Too bad I'm so far away! Send me some soup :)