People & Places: Empty Bowls fundraiser Tuesday to benefit Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
BY DANNA SUE WALKER People & Places
Saturday, April 21, 2012
4/21/12 at 5:16 AM
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma will hold its 16th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa.
It is a reminder of the too-many empty bowls of hungry Oklahomans in the foodbank's 24-county service area.
Those attending will enjoy a soup-and-salad dinner, dessert and a souvenir bowl handcrafted by the Northeastern Oklahoma Wood Turners Association and other area artists.
Other activities include a silent auction, raffle, and restaurant and wine pulls as well as a live auction.
Among the many auction items are a five-night stay in Crested Butte, Colo., for 8 to 10 people; a four-night Hawaiian farm-to-table trip for two; two tickets to Kristin Chenoweth's sold-out concert June 24 in Broken Arrow and a meet-and-greet after the show; an outdoor fireplace from Tulsa Brick Works; a copper cupola from Allen Sheet Metals; an evening at ONEOK Field in a suite for 20 at a 2012 Tulsa Drillers game of your choice; a four-course dinner and wine for 10 at Juniper Restaurant; dinner for 10 at Flemings and Mahogany's; dinner at a fire station; two tickets to a 2012 University of Oklahoma game; memorabilia including a signed guitar by George Strait, a cymbal signed by Ringo Starr, and sports items - signed by Yogi Berra, Stan Musial and the Sutton family; and a chance for your child or grandchild to be on the cover of TulsaKids Magazine.
Proceeds from the event allow the food bank to help the more than 618,000 Oklahomans struggling with hunger. It prepares for the summer, when 1 in 4 Oklahoma children may go to bed hungry.
For more information contact Frances Bevel, community events development manager, at email@example.com or visit tulsaworld.com/cfbeo and click Upcoming Events.
Original Print Headline: Empty Bowls fundraiser to benefit area food bank
Frances Bevel (left), Rozetta Howard, Laura Briley and Bob Briley gear up for Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma's 16th annual Empty Bowls event. STEPHEN PINGRY/Tulsa World