Students at The Webb School are joining other area high schools in handcrafting ceramic bowls as part of the Empty Bowls benefit planned in Shelbyville.
The event, scheduled from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 11 at First Baptist Church on Depot Street, will be hosted by the Next Step Home and Fresh Start Center.
The Next Step Home is a transitional facility for women who have been incarcerated or in treatment for substance abuse.
Fresh Start Ministries is a transitional facility for men who have been incarcerated. They are separate organizations, but each strives to help its clients change direction and live a changed and successful life.
Tickets are $20. Those attending will be served potato soup with a handmade pottery bowl that they can keep, along with a roll and dessert. The meal will be prepared by Legends Restaurant in Shelbyville.
The benefit will include a silent auction of other unique items. Proceeds will stock the pantries of the Next Step Home and Fresh Start Ministries. Those attending are also being asked to contribute canned food items for First Baptist Church Pantry.
Webb donated the clay, glaze, other supplies and firing for the Empty Bowls project, and Webb middle school students also crafted bowls.
Supervising the work at the Webb workshop was Sue Wood, middle school art and pottery teacher. Assisting Wood were Judy Pierce and Sharon Reagor, community volunteers.
Tickets are available at First Community Bank, Vance Clay Realty, or at the door. Take out will also be available.