HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The annual Empty Bowls fundraiser will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 27, at First Presbyterian Church, 1015 Fifth Ave., Huntington.
A soup lunch is $12 and participants may keep their one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls made by Marshall University ceramics students.
The event raises money for food banks and increases awareness of hunger issues.
Diana Van Horn, director of the Cridlin Food & Clothing Pantry, said demands for her pantry's services has gone from 250 to 400 people a month in the past eight months.
Area restaurants and churches are donating the soup and bread that will be served.
The Huntington Area Food Bank serves 12 counties in Southern West Virginia, four counties in northeastern Kentucky and Lawrence County, Ohio, through its network of 260 agencies.
For more information on Empty Bowls, call Jaye Ike at Marshall's College of Fine Arts at 304-696-3296 or by email him at jaye....@marshall.edu.
Bowling for animals
HURRICANE, W.Va. -- New Hope Animal Rescue's Third Annual Bowl-a-thon begins at 1 p.m. April 28 at Venture Lanes in St. Albans.
Teams of four people are asked to raise $100 or more. Proceeds from the event will go to New Hope's spay/neuter and medical funds. A portion will also go to the fund to build a no-kill shelter in the Kanawha and Putnam county area.
For more information or to register a team, call Shirley Redman at 304-768-7307 or Karen Maes at 304-727-2699.