Bowled over


Pine Belt potters gathered Saturday at Main Street Books for what has become an annual Throw-A-Thon for Empty Bowls.

This year’s fundraiser, which support the Edwards Street Fellowship food pantry, will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Nov. 2 at Main Street Books on Main Street.

Attendees can choose a unique pottery bowl for yourself or as a gift, then enjoy a lunch of soup, bread, dessert and beverage – all for only $25. No tickets needed; you can pay for your bowls at the event.

During Saturday’s event more than 103 bowls were made, and Brian Clark of Sumrall donated bowls, which pushed the count to more than 200. 

Ann McCullen, executive director of Edwards Street, said a small card inserted in the gift bag with each bowl states, "May this unique, handcrafted bowl remind you of all the empty bowls in the world." According to McCullen, "That really sums up our fundraiser. More than 1,200 households across the Pine Belt depend on our food pantry every month for basic food staples. It's hard to believe there are that many 'empty bowls' in our neighborhoods and communities. But so many of us can make a difference for these hungry neighbors as we support the Empty Bowls event."