Feed Fannin Serves over 5,000 Families Every Year, Support Their Effort by Attending Bowls of Hope
Early spring is a wonderful time to visit scenic Blue Ridge in Fannin County when daffodils, jonquils, forsythia and other spring plants and shrubs are exploding into bloom and the mountain landscape is dotted with their colors.
It’s also a wonderful time to attend the second annual Bowls of Hope event in order to sample great soups and chilies, hear good music and get a unique hand-crafted bowl in the process. The event, which will be held on March 21, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Willow Creek Falls in Blue Ridge, benefits Feed Fannin, an all-volunteer nonprofit group that is dedicated to feeding the hungry and teaching self-sufficiency.
Every person who purchases a ticket for Bowls of Hope gets to select and keep a handcrafted bowl made by area potters. They also get to sample a wide variety of soups, chilies, breads and desserts prepared by local restaurants and chefs while listening to live music from talented local musicians including Bobby Don Bloodworth, Jennifer Danner, Jim Richter and Linda Clement. There’s also a silent auction for valuable items donated by local businesses, crafts persons and artists.
Connie Galloway, Feed Fannin’s chairperson, said that last year’s first Bowls of Hope fundraiser was a fun affair. “Everyone who attended had a good time listening to the music and eating the delicious soups, chilies, breads and desserts that were generously donated by our local restaurants,” Galloway said. “This year’s Bowls of Hope is shaping up to be an even better event.”
To Bob Seeger, a Feed Fannin volunteer, the main attraction of Bowls of Hope is the chance to walk away with a one-of-a-kind handcrafted bowl. “To me, the neat thing about Bowls of Hope are the bowls,” he said. “Every one is handmade and donated by potters in this area. They’re really unique and beautiful works of art.”
“Not only is it a fun event,” Galloway said, “but the money raised by Bowls of Hope goes to such a good cause.” Galloway explained that this year alone Feed Fannin’s volunteers grew over 6,000 pounds of produce at its organic garden in Blue Ridge and raised thousands of dollars that they donated to the Fannin County Family Connection Food Pantry. Last year the Food Pantry served over 5,200 needy families with over 15,000 meals. Feed Fannin volunteers also work at the Food Pantry to help distribute the food. In addition, Feed Fannin sponsors free classes for the community on topics like gardening, food preservation and food preparation.
And while you’re visiting Fannin County, take an hour or so to drive the back roads and take in the early spring in the north Georgia Mountains. For many residents and visitors, this is their favorite time of year. The early spring colors are a harbinger of warmer weather ahead and Feed Fannin’s on-going commitment to feed those in need.
Tickets for Bowls of Hope are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Only 400 tickets will be sold. For more information about Bowls of Hope and to purchase advance tickets visit Feed Fannin’ website at Feedfannin.com.
Bowls of Hope
March 21st from Noon to 4pm
Willow Creek Falls, 35 Trackside Court
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Advance Tickets $25, $30 at the Door. Note that only 400 tickets will be sold.
For more information and to purchase tickets contact:
Connie Galloway at 706. 374. 4372 or firstname.lastname@example.org