This Saturday, January 18, at 6 p.m., The Christian Center of Anderson will be hosting the Souper Bowl of Caring at Park Place Community Center where Anderson University Art+Design students, alumni, and faculty created bowls for the event. Proceeds will benefit the Christian Center’s Community Dining Room ministry, which serves an average of 200-250 meals a day to both residents and members of the community.
Hand-thrown, ceramic bowls for the event were made by Professor Arlon Bayliss and students Kaitlyn Phipps, Maxx Rance, and Jessica Bentley, as well as several recent alumni — Tiernae Salley (‘12), Bailey Hunt (‘12), Jeffrey Jackson (‘12), Kameron Robinson (‘12) and Brian McGrady (‘13). Over the course of the past semester, the group made and glazed over 120 bowls, putting in more than eighty hours of work to see the project through.
[Photo: Art+Design student Jessica Bentley throwing on the wheel; the bowls, before being glazed.]
The bowls will be sold at the fundraiser, which will also feature a performance by the Anderson Children’s Choir. Doug Berky, a local mask artist and theatre performer, will serve as master of ceremonies.
“Last year there were over 80,000 meals served to men, women and children in the community, no questions asked,” says Pam Storm, who serves on the Board at the Christian Center. “It’s a difficult time for so many families in our community, and we want to do everything we can to help support the Christian Center in providing food and meals for these families.”
Tickets for the event are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. To purchase in advance, contact the Christian Center’s Main Street office at (765) 649-4264.
Anderson University is a private Christian university in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.), Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.