Empty Bowls organizers put out a call for more help

Organizers for the 20th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for local food banks need more donated soup, chili, breads and desserts for the Feb. 3 event.

Planners said they are concerned about having enough to feed hundreds of diners expected at Central Middle School, 725 Seventh St. in Columbus.

Those who can assist should contact Denise Engel for guidelines at denise.engel18@yahoo.com.

The event features a variety of food along with music this year from the Banister Family Bluegrass Band and a group of contra dancers from Bloomington.

Admission prices varies. An artisan bowl, all-you-can-eat soup, bread and drink is $25.

All-you-can-eat soup, bread and drink is $12.

Children 12 and younger are admitted for $3.

Desserts are $2.

Advance tickets are available at Viewpoint Books at Sixth and Washington streets in downtown Columbus.

Information: Facebook page at Empty Bowls 2018

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at bblair@therepublic.com or 812-379-5672.