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Annual Empty Soup Bowls Event, Crafting Bowls of Hope

In a heartwarming tradition, the Country Day community rallied together for the annual Empty Soup Bowls Event, transforming clay into 175 vessels of hope and compassion. Hosted by FOTA, this cherished event brought people of all ages together to craft, glaze, and donate clay soup bowls, with all proceeds benefiting VIA Health Partners (formerly Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region).

Spanning multiple dates, the event kicked off on September 8, where participants, guided by dedicated volunteers, crafted their unique clay bowls. The subsequent Glazing Workshop on September 21 added the finishing touch to these creations, highlighting the event's commitment to inclusivity and artistic expression.

The finished bowls are on display in the Hance Fine Arts Center and Belk Learning Center until December 1 for purchase with a suggested donation of $15. The remaining bowls will be sent to Soup On Sunday in January. The remaining bowls are set to make their debut at the Soup On Sunday event, scheduled for January 28, 2024, at the CPCC Philip Van Every Culinary Arts Center, offering warmth and comfort to those in need while showcasing the power of unity and compassion within the Hanceville community.

Special thanks to Raquel Tillman and Felicia Gray, who were instrumental in providing amazing volunteers and leading a successful event. Thank you to Carolina Clay Connection, who donated 250 lbs of clay to support our mission!