It's time again for Empty Bowls and this year I wanted a little more background information, mostly because of my own curiosity but sharing it with you guys was a great excuse!
Community Lifeline Center, receives public attention and donations. Not to mention the publicity and overall good vibes that all of the sponsors and event organizers get.
McKinney Performing Arts Center. Father Michael says that he would like this event to continue to grow to be a whole community event, to spill out of MPAC and into the streets of downtown McKinney. And things seem to be headed that direction. A team was set up to coordinate the event and this year there are four churches involved: St. Peter's, First United Methodist, Parks Church, and Covenant Church. Several schools, service organizations, and local artists volunteer their talents to this event, including the St. Peter's Artist Run Community (SPARC). Not only are artists seeking out the opportunity to participate in Empty Bowls, but so are sponsors. Whole Foods approached the organizers about being the presenting sponsor and also having in store events that would directly link to Empty Bowls. The City and the Main Street Board have been very supportive, and the event actually won the McKinney Community Development Corporation's Quality of Life Award at the McKinney Chamber of Commerce's 2016 Community Awards. MCDC also awarded Empty Bowls a grant that covers the advertising costs for the event.
When: Thursday, April 14th, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N Tennessee St, McKinney, TX 75069
For more information on this event, to purchase tickets, and/or a list of sponsors, vendors, artists, etc. visit the Empty Bowls website here.
I hope to see you all there!