By Morgan Bryce

Pre-sales of bowls for the annual “Empty Bowls” event has been extended through Dec. 19.
In a previously published article in the Nov. 6 edition of the Observer, it stated that the pre-sale would end on Dec. 3. Because of the event’s rising popularity, organizers decided to add 16 more days for patrons to find the perfect bowl and shared the news in a post on the event’s Facebook page.
Those interested in purchasing bowls are encouraged to visit the Denson Drive Recreation Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
With the purchase of a bowl, one receives a ticket to the Empty Bowls fundraiser on Feb. 1, 2020, with proceeds benefitting the Food Bank of East Alabama. There, people will be able to sample soups and stews from some of the area’s finest chefs and support a worthy cause.
“The Empty Bowls event gives us the opportunity to select a lovely, hand-made bowl that serves a soup meal,” said Martha Henk, executive director of the Food Bank of East Alabama.
But this small bowl represents much more than simply my own meal. By acquiring food through local donations and the national food bank network, every dollar given to the food bank enables us to distribute the equivalent of seven meals to people in need.”
For more information, call the Denson Drive Recreation Center at 334-705-5547. The facility is located at 1102 Denson Drive.