The ninth annual Empty Bowls event to benefit the PATH Center is planned for Thursday, Feb. 19, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 111 Elliot Lane. The project is jointly sponsored by the Defiance College Social Work Organization, art department, and office of spiritual life. The goal is to raise funds to help feed the hungry, with all proceeds going to the PATH Center.
Area restaurants and individuals make and donate a variety of soups and breads included in the dinner menu, with soup served in handmade bowls. Defiance College art professor Steve Smith and local artist Brandon Knott with the help of Bryan High School and DC students will be making bowls for this year’s event. Diners will be encouraged to continue using these one-of-a-kind bowls as a reminder of those who their donations will serve.
Restaurants, organizations and individuals donating items for the dinner include Arby's, Arps Dairy, Asian Grill Buffet, DC Women's Club, Jacob's Meats, Inc., Kristi Kaiser, Mandy Losby, McDonald's Restaurant, Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers, Kissner's, Charlie's Down Under, East of Chicago Pizza, Foods for Living, Applebee’s, Maumee Valley Vending, Shawn Faryniarz, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Weaner, Mr. and Mrs. Steve Sondergaard, Dr. Kristin Sorensen, Dr. Spiro Mavroidis, and the Senior Program at Good Samaritan School.
Tickets are $12 with a bowl and $7 for a meal only. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at Defiance College’s information desk in Defiance Hall and the information desk at the Northtowne Mall.
Defiance College is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate majors as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of engagement. U. S. News & World Report ranks Defiance in the top tier of comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. The college website is www.defiance.edu.
February 12, 2009