Theme Song Thursday:) Hunger and Thirst

4 May

“Feel what it’s like to truly starve, and I guarantee that you’ll forever think twice before wasting food.”

Criss Jami

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Today was the long awaited Empty Bowls McKinney fundraiser at MPAC, the McKinney Performing Art Center. Started and organized by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in 2012, the event has blossomed into a major community sponsored charitable endeavor. The purpose is to help combat hunger in northern Collin County.

Local artists, art studios, schools, and everyday people took time to make, create or paint special bowls to donate to the project.

Guests who purchased tickets were treated to a vast array of delicious soups and desserts from local vendors. The proceeds will support the Community Lifeline Center food pantry.

I was excited because the bowls that my seniors at Towne Creek painted were on display, and my bluebonnet bowls were in the auction.

There were many gorgeous bowls donated by talented artists for the silent auction.

There were literally hundreds and hundreds of beautiful bowls to chose from, and each admission ticket allowed you to pick out a bowl of your choice, and extra bowls were available to purchase.

There were many well known visitors like Mayor George Fuller and wife, Maylee. And, Angie Bado is squeezed in there. I never pass up a selfie-op.

Police Chief Greg Conley picked a lovely bowl.

Linda Grossman, World’s Greatest Realtor and sweet friend, and I selected beautiful bowls to display in our respective homes. The empty bowls are to remind us of the many people who go hungry every day. But, also to remind us how our community gathers to help those less fortunate. McKinney is really a great town to live in.

The soups were amazing, and my god friend Chef Davis Bernard offered a spicy delicious soup. There were dozens of other wonderful soups to sample. I didn’t even get to half of them.

Always saving the best for last, dessert made by my sweet friends over at Sweet Spot Bakery. Hi Elizabeth and Kathy. Yum! Always fun bumping into good friends.

I’m very proud of our little town. We have so many kind generous people. And let’s face it, no one should go hungry. If every community gathered together to support those less fortunate, the world would be a better place.

I came home and put my bowl on my kitchen table, along with my pretty purple t-shirt that was given to me as a gift, along with a lovely thank you card for my donation. So sweet.

One Response to “Theme Song Thursday:) Hunger and Thirst”

  1. Janice Roth May 4, 2018 at 10:02 am #

    Love the bowl you painted Toni! Beautiful.

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