Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank’s 21st annual Soup & a Bowl, which will take place Monday, March 17 at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, located in Camp Hill. This event combines food, entertainment and the best handcrafted pottery from local artists. Last year, the event was a sellout, and served soup (and a bowl) to more than 600 guests and raised nearly $25,000 to help the Food Bank reduce hunger in central Pennsylvania. The money raised will provide approximately 150,000 meals in our area.
A ticket to the event includes a light lunch, a handcrafted pottery bowl, and live entertainment. Local artists create and donate all of the bowls, and guests select their own keepsake bowl. A limited number of commemorative Central Pennsylvania Food Bank bowls are also available to purchase the day of the event, at a cost of $30. Commemorative bowls for 2014 are designed by Fitzgerald Pottery.
Tickets for this event are $25 by advance purchase, and $30 at the door. Visit centralpafoodbank.org to purchase tickets online or call 717.564.1700 to purchase tickets by phone. Seating is available from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Take-out food is also available. Tickets go on sale February 3, with a limited number of tickets available for the event.
The Radisson Hotel Harrisburg donates space for this event, providing a selection of soups, such as tomato bisque, chicken and rice, potato leek and Italian wedding. Karns Quality Foods, Susquehanna Bank and Quantum Communications is this year’s premier Potter Sponsors. In addition to their sponsorship of the event, Karns will provide desserts and Bimbo Bakeries will be donating a variety of breads and rolls. Kiln Sponsors are AFSCME District Council 90, Colonial Park Mall, Eckert Seamans, New World Pasta, Pepsi Bottling Company and Swiss Premium Dairy. New World Pasta also supplies ingredients for the soups and Pepsi provides beverages for the event. Glaze Sponsors for the event are Boyer & Ritter and Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz.
Media sponsor for Soup & a Bowl is abc27, and Valerie Pritchett of abc27 will serve as master of ceremonies.
Entertainment will be provided by pianist Nate Carabello and fiddler Joseph McAnulty.