Empty Bowl…full heart


There’s a LOT of reasons to love Murphy and thus, the surrounding areas of this wonderful mountain town.  I experienced one of those many reasons this past Saturday night at the Empty Bowl event at John C Campbell Folk School.  This event raises funds for the Cherokee and Clay County food banks.  So five of my best girlfriends purchased the $30 tickets and set off on a girl’s night out.  This is also an event for the guys, the honeymooners, date night, etc.  We got there about 4:30 and the doors opened at 5 PM.  After tickets were presented we made our way through and picked out a pottery bowl that was made by one of the many talented potter’s associated with the Folk School.  You then proceed to the dining area where the meal is served family style.  We were served a big bowl of awesome soup, fresh salad and homemade dressings, fresh baked bread, and yummy homemade cookies. 


Later in the evening there as a drawing for some pottery items that were donated by local artisans.  You could purchase raffle tickets for $1 and then you placed your ticket in the bag beside the item you wanted.  Unfortunately, I did not win any of the pottery but we were all winners at this wonderful fundraiser for such a worthy charity.

So if you’re new to our area, planning on moving here, or have always been here but never attended the Empty Bowl fundraiser, put this on your bucket list!

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