Many Local Restaurants Donated For Empty Bowls Dinner

Stachia SerafiniCiara Hyatt from Homemade TakeoutChristy Jane Hurst from Christy Jane's on MainGrant Murphy and Santa

Local restaurants stepped up and donated many great soups and other tasty items for the ninth annual Empty Bowls Dinner that happened this past Thursday at Emma B Ward Elementary.  The dinner, which is a fundraiser that helps the Backpack Buddies program, Open Hands Food Pantry, and Heifer International, is all about stopping hunger.

Stachia Serafini, art teacher from Emma B Ward and organizer of the event, explained that students from the school as well as Robert B Turner Elementary and the Anderson Middle School, create and paint ceramic bowls that are then sold to attendees of the dinner as a fundraiser.  The many different soups at the annual dinner are donated by local restaurants.

According to Stachia, restaurants both here in Lawrenceburg and Frankfort provided a wide array of different soups.  Locally, Heavens to Betsey, Bluegrass Sabor, Bourbon Street on Main, Christy Jane’s on Main, as well as Homemade Takeout and Tonya’s Buffet all provided different soups.  In Frankfort, restaurants like Chili’s, Longhorn, O’Charley’s, and Carino’s gave soups and breads.

In addition to the meal, children also had a number of other activities throughout the halls of the school, including making reindeer food and sitting with Santa.  According to Stachia, the dinner has been gaining in popularity each year and raises anywhere from $2500 to $3000.

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