For most of us, it’s difficult to imagine going to bed hungry, not having food in the refrigerator, or even experiencing many days without a proper meal. Unfortunately, this is the reality for some folks right here in Greenbrier, Monroe and Pocahontas Counties. The amount of food-insecure homes is far too high. Fortunately, there are organizations such as the United Way of Greenbrier Valley that are committed to raising funds and awareness around this issue and are working to end hunger in our area.
United Way of GBV is set to host a new event, Empty Bowls, where proceeds will go to support Meals on Wheels, Gwen’s Meals and local food pantries in the Greenbrier Valley. Mark your calendars for Thursday, Nov. 3, at New River Community and Technical College’s Arts & Sciences Building (above the cemetery next to Carnegie Hall) in Lewisburg. Stop in anytime between 5 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 from now until the event and $35 the day of. Purchase tickets online at www.UnitedWayGreenbrier.org/EmptyBowls or by calling 304-647-3783. With your ticket you will have the opportunity to enjoy the following:
• Select from an assortment of locally handcrafted pottery bowls
• Taste a variety of soups, breads, and desserts
• Groove to the eclectic mix of county, blues, folk, and bluegrass of Robin and Doug
• Bid on specially crafted pieces from Jeff Diehl of Lockbridge Pottery and Seth Guzovsky of Poor Farm Pottery, wood-turned pieces from members of the West Virginia Woodturners Association, and WV mugs made by Maryanne Grimmett of Pottery by Maryanne.
Special thanks to potters Libby Johnson, Herb and Crystal Montgomery, Sally Hurst, Diana Hunt, Amy Vernon-Jones, Gary Shaffer, Diana Pittis, Kelsey Ogle, Joan Montgomery, Jess Wiley, Reagan Rodgers, Erin Hurst, Gary Roper, Sean O’Connell, and the Greenbrier Academy for Girls Ceramics Class. Thanks, also, to Carnegie Hall for inviting many of the potters to use the pottery studio to make upwards of 200 bowls for this fundraiser.
United Way of the Greenbrier Valley responds to the needs of the communities in Greenbrier, Monroe, and Pocahontas Counties through education, health, and basic needs initiatives. Learn more at www.UnitedWayGreenbrier.org or call 304-647-3783.