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Empty Bowls to Benefit Tarrant Area Food Bank

Last week, staff from the WD visited Tarrant Area Food Bank’s warehouses, where preparations are in full swing for the 13th Annual Empty Bowls Fort Worth. The event takes place this Friday, Feb 20th 2015, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth.

All year long, volunteers and artists craft the most exquisite, creative clay bowls (it can take up to ten days to make one clay bowl!). The goal: Tarrant Area Food Bank’s signature event — Empty Bowls – where every dollar raised means five meals for a person in need. TAFB is hoping to feed 500,000 Texans through the proceeds from this event.

We wandered through aisles of uniquely crafted bowls, each one the result of hours of attention and care. Approximately 3,500 bowls will be going to new homes come Empty Bowls this Friday.

Tarrant Area Food Bank’s signature event attracts 2,000 guests, volunteers and staff. Every person who purchases a ticket for Empty Bowls gets to pick out a bowl to take home for themselves.

Local professional artists who will be contributing their work to Empty Bowls include: Janet Rodriguez, Pam Summers, Raymond Raines, Cindi Holt, Dan Blagg, Holly Mack, Jo-Ann Mulroy, Amy Helling, Ken Orr, Sandy Jarrell, David Sieja, Malea Abbott, and numerous others.

For the third consecutive year, the 13th Annual Celebration will feature autographs by national and local celebrities on personalized bowls for the Celebrity Bowl Live Auction. The long list of notable autographs include those of Grammy Award-winning cellist, Yo Yo Ma; American country singer, songwriter, musician and actor, Kris Kristofferson; and TCU Head Football Coach, Gary Patterson.

Guests can tantalize their taste buds with soups and desserts from Fort Worth area high-end and casual dining restaurants, caterers and culinary schools. The full list of participating chefs and restaurants can be found here.

Finally, guests have the option of bidding in a silent auction for dozens of items, including season tickets to TCU football games, tickets to the 2015 Duck Commander 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, a Michael Bane painting, fine jewelry, and restaurant gift certificates.

For specific venue details, please visit the Tarrant Area Food Bank website.

Warren Douglas has worked with the Tarrant Area Food Bank for the last year. We feel privileged to be able to work with an organization that is making such a large and important impact within our local community. Our current campaign in support of TAFB was awarded Gold at the recent annual AAF-Fort Worth ADDY Awards. 

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