The Twin Valley Rotary Club of Morgantown is hosting its first annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser on Friday, November 6 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at he Conestoga Christian Church, 2279 Main Street, Morgantown. All funds raised will benefit the Twin Valley Food Pantry which serves 150 families from Berks, Lancaster, and Chester County each month.
The Empty Bowls Project is a grassroots movement to end hunger that was started in 1990 by artists John Harton and Lisa Blackburn.
Participants will select a hand crafted bowl created by a local potter. They will have their choice of 10 different soups prepared by local restaurants along with bread and a drink. Participants will leave with their empty bowl as a reminder of others hunger around the world.
Tickets are $10 per person and are available in advance or at the door. Children under ten may receive soup in a plastic bowl for $5. The event is limited to the first 200 people. Call 610-286-7689 or 484-796-4231 for tickets.
The following restaurants will be providing soup: Heritage Restaurant, September Farm, Tel Hai Retirement Community, Goodwill Methodist Church, Petrangeli’s, Twin Valley High School, Phoebe’s Purr Food, Dans at Green Hills, Stirling Guest Hotel, Windmill Family Restaurant, and Shady Maple Smorgasbord.
The following potters are contributing bowls: Steve Witwer, Twin Valley High School. Conestoga Christian School, Susan Moore, Diane Dobbins, Elayne Baker, Bebe Poor, Allathea Jonic, Jill Moyer, Tel Hai Retirement Community, Donna Clifton, and Catriona McDermott. Please visit www.twinvalleyrotary.org and click on the empty bowls logo for a list of the different soups that will be served.
If you cannot attend but would like to support the Food Pantry please send a check to the Twin Valley Rotary Club, POB 470, Elverson, Pa 19520. Your check should be made out to the Twin Valley Food Pantry.
Potter Baseball Tour: July 26, 2016
Coach Jeff Potter:
We have had quite an experience in Berks County over the last five years with the Potter Baseball Tour (http://jeffpotterbaseball.com), and this summer we expect to once again bring some fun and life lessons to quite a few people in your area. I can't even begin to thank all the people who have been a part of my passion and dream; to work with youth through the game of baseball, and to teach those much needed life lessons.
It started in Reading, PA over 5 years ago with a phone call to me from Dan Clouser who runs Berkshire Baseball. He had read a book I had written, wanted to meet, and one thing led to another, and now we will return for the 6th consecutive year to your area. Getting ready for tour #6, it is amazing the people that I have met and the impact that your area has had on the tour as a whole. We have had two area kids (so far) on the tour as players, and we have had many parents open up their homes to our team.
Along with baseball tour activities, the Potter Baseball Tours have done quite a bit of community service in the Morgantown/Reading area, with the Twin Valley Food Pantry of Morgantown as our favorite method of "giving back" to the community. Howard Moss and his group are awesome and we love coming back and helping out. This year our efforts will be a bit more than in previous years, as we plan on not only collecting food at a pre-determined place, and setting up our own food collection to help the supply the pantry. We are excited to announce the tour date was selected so the team would also be able to participate in the food pantry's July distribution date!
Cameron Panase from Mohnton has been on the tour two years, and this summer he will serve as an intern and help out the younger guys. Cameron just graduated from high school (Governor Mifflin) and is headed to Penn State-Altoona later this summer. David Allen (Morgantown) was on the tour in 2013, and he plans to help out this summer when the tour is in town.
For information about helping with the food pantry community service visit, or about the baseball tour, please contact Jeff Potter at 410-562-4463, twitter@jeffpotter13, or by email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food For Families: February 5th and 6th, 2016
Location: Conestoga Mennonite Church, 2779 Main Street (Highway 23), Morgantown, PA
Join us Friday and Saturday for the 5th anniversary of the popular Crop and Silent Auction! (https://www.facebook.com/Food-For-Families-Fundraiser-Crop-237502112984469/)
Please stop by to purchase prize chances, bid on the silent auction items, browse our vendors, and enjoy some bake-sale items (bake sale held Saturday only).
Friday, February 5th: 2:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 6th: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The silent auction ends promptly at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and prizes will be drawn starting at 4:45. You do not need to be present to win. We will contact you by phone and winners may either return to pick up your prize(s) on Saturday until 8:00 p.m., or stop by the church office the following week, Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The volunteer team is hard at work to make sure the event is a success. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Twin Valley Food Pantry, and your support will help us to continue to provide much-needed food and supplies for local families in need. Please help us spread the word by inviting your family and friends!
Twin Valley Food Pantry was formed in 1994 as an out-reach ministry and is hosted by Conestoga Mennonite Church.
Twin Valley Food Pantry’s Mission
Our mission is to supply a food supplement to our community and ensure there are no undernourished children in our schools.
We, therefore, primarily serve families in the Twin Valley School District who experience periodic food shortages due to lack of income.