PALATKA – Back by popular demand! Florida School of the Arts students are preparing for this year’s Empty Bowls Project, an international grassroots effort to raise money and awareness in the fight to end hunger. Members of the Florida Club of the Arts will host the event on Friday, June 15, from 7– 9 p.m. at Beef O’ Brady’s, 201 North 1st St., Palatka.
According to FloArts faculty sponsor Dan Askew, there are a limited number of tickets available for the event. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance or at the door; however, additional donations are appreciated. Diners attending the event are able to choose from a variety of ceramic bowls handcrafted by students and faculty and enjoy gourmet soups from local restaurants.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Feed the Need “Food-4-Kids” program, which helps support the approximately 600 children enrolled in Putnam County schools whose household income is considered to be at or below the poverty level. “While breakfast and lunch are provided at school for all students, the Feed the Need program provides needy students with food to take home for the weekend,” Askew said.
Tickets can be purchased at Bramlitt’s Plumbing and Electric on Highway 19 and at Florida School of the Arts, located on the Palatka campus of St. Johns River State College.
The Empty Bowls Project is a project of 501(c)3 organization Imagine/RENDER.
Florida School of the Arts is part of the academic and administrative structure of SJR State and awards the two-year associate degree. The School serves the entire state of Florida and is located on the SJR State Palatka campus. For more information, call (386) 312-4300.