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Make a pottery bowl Aug. 17 for Hub City Empty Bowls project

The public is invited to make clay bowls this Saturday, Aug. 17 as part of the Hub City Empty Bowls 2013 fundraiser project in Spartanburg.

TA make your own pottery bowl session will be held at Chapman Cultural Center on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.

There is no cost to make the bowls. All materials — professional-quality clay, studio, expert instruction — are provided at no cost.

The bowls will be used on Saturday, Nov. 9 — Soup Day — when patrons select the bowls of their choice (to keep) and enjoy a variety of soups provided by local restaurants in exchange for a set donation.

The money raised will be donated to Total Ministries in an on-going effort to curb hunger in Spartanburg. Soup Day will also include tea, bread, live music and grassroots fellowship.

This is Hub City Empty Bowls’ fifth year of fighting hunger in Spartanburg.

This year’s goals include making about 1,000 bowls. Last year, the project raised $12,000 for the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen.

These are two of the last three scheduled bowl-making events in Spartanburg for the year. The final will be Saturday, Sept. 14, at Chapman Cultural Center.

For more information, call 864-621-2768.

– article submitted by Cody Owens