Hope Mission along with our committee for the Empty Bowls fundraising luncheon would like to thank the community for helping raise over $11, 000, and counting during the February 2014 event. This fundraising event helps to fill the “empty bowls” of many throughout our county through both Hope Mission and Martha’s Mission.
Over 30 restaurants sent their best soups. More than 25 potters and other artists contributed hundreds of bowls for the general tables, as well as paintings, jewelry and other creations for the silent auction.
About 30 businesses and individuals donated paper and plastic goods, tea, water, rolls, crackers, silent auction items, and money for the event.
More than 100 students from Carteret Community College, Croatan High School, East Carteret High School, Morehead Primary, and West Carteret High School made bowls and served soup. West Carteret High School’s jazz ensemble provided music; art classes wrapped bowls; the horticulture class made lovely centerpieces; and the West Carteret JROTC set up and bused tables, served soup, delivered bowls, soup, and flowers.
Carteret Community College’s Jo Ann Cannon helped with the programs and place mats. The culinary and interior design students and the security department also helped with the event.
The Outer Banks Chapter of the National Charity League provided delicious cookies.
Jennifer Allen from Carteret County News Times, Ben Ball of Talk Station 107.1 FM and 1240 AM, and the Carteret Tourism Bureau helped with publicity.
Chef Floyd and his staff from Floyd’s 1921 restaurant supervised and manned the kitchen.
More than 50 volunteers’ contacted restaurants, picked up soups, supplies, and donations, or worked at the event.
The Crystal Coast Civic Center staff provided guidance and helped immensely.
Finally, the dedication of Team Leaders: Dawn Rock, Tina Lewis, Vada Couch, Jackie Rusich, Charlotte Farris, members of the grass roots committee and their helpers, John T. Capps, Hope Mission President, and Glenda Killion also of Hope Mission made all this possible.
It truly takes a village to accomplish great things.
With humble thanks,
Hope Mission of Carteret County Inc
Empty Bowls Committee