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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Feb. 17, 2010

Clay Club to host second annual Empty Bowls dinner

MARYVILLE, Mo. - The Northwest Missouri State Clay Club will host its second annual Empty Bowls fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 26 in The Station, located on the Northwest campus.

The annual event raises awareness for hunger in the Maryville community, and all proceeds are donated to the Ministry Center Food Pantry. Last year's event raised more than $1,800.

Ceramics students and local potters have produced numerous handmade bowls for the event. Each guest will have the opportunity to choose a bowl and eat a soup supper. Volunteers will then wash the bowls for diners to take home as a reminder of the event.

The menu will feature pastas, breads and drinks. This year's food is being donated by A&G Restaurant, Aramark, Hy-Vee, Mandarin Chinese Restaurant and Pagliai's.

Musical entertainment will be provided by the Northwest String Quartet. Additionally, the event will include door prizes featuring artwork by faculty and senior art students.

Admission is $15 for a bowl, meal and one door prize ticket, or $25 for a bowl and cup, meal and one door prize ticket.

Founded in 1990 by a Michigan ceramics teacher and his students, Empty Bowls has grown into an international project aimed at fighting hunger. The Northwest Clay Club is a student organization comprised of ceramics students in the University's art department.

For more information about the event, contact Laura Kukkee, assistant professor of art, by e-mail at or by phone at 660.562.1324.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468