>Community Unites to support Empty Bowls Event to Fight Hunger!


If you didn’t buy your tickets early, you missed out on today’s sold out Empty Bowls event to Fight Hunger!

900 tickets were sold, raising about $20,000 to feed the hungry and help the Craven Arts Council. Empty Bowls is a joint outreach project by Craven Arts Council and Gallery and Religious Services Community (RCS) to help prevent hunger.

What a fun-filled event at Temple Baptist Church in New Bern. Everyone seemed a bit overwhelmed by the amount of artwork, both bowls and paintings, it was hard to choose only one!

Area restaurants, community groups, and businesses joined forces to make soup and chili for almost 1,000 patrons. It was another hard choice to decide which ones to choose from!

Special thanks to Jim Bisbee, Potter and Co-owner of New Bern Artworks and Company, and Sculptor Mitch Lewis for participating in the video.

Side note, Mitch Lewis uses his sculpture exhibit to spread public awareness and motivate change to affect the genocide in Darfur. Learn more about this important project by visiting his website: http://mitch.fineartstudioonline.com/.

It was nice to see how local artists, businesses, churches, civic groups, and citizens come together to support our community!

Photos of the event will be uploaded to New Bern Now’s Photo Gallery soon.

Please feel free to comment below or send me an email. Thanks for visiting New Bern Now!

Wendy Card

About New Bern Now
Editor-in-Chief, Wendy Card, founded New Bern Now in April 2009. There were a number of reasons she developed the website. While stationed in Washington DC, she had 30 days to transfer to Naval Hospital Cherry Point and didn’t know much about the area. She was frustrated because there wasn’t a central location on the Internet for information about New Bern. Wendy retired from the Navy in Oct 2007. When our economy dived, she was trying to find her way in life and decided to give back to the community by creating a website that provided a “One Stop, Information Shop” to help people find out what’s happening in our community along with creating a free business listing to help business owners who couldn’t afford to advertise.

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