Tickets Available for Third Annual Bowls for Hope Event

Feb. 22, 2012 – In recognition of the strong partnership between the university and the St. Croix Valley, UW-River Falls is hosting the third annual Bowls for Hope event on the UWRF campus in the Riverview Ballroom, University Center, on Tuesday, March 27, from 5-7 p.m. Each year, UWRF works with the community to raise funds through Bowls for Hope for a worthy organization that makes a difference in the St. Croix Valley. Proceeds this year will benefit the River Falls Community Food Pantry.

For an entrance fee of $20/adult and $5/children 12 and under, participants will select and keep a bowl that was created in ceramic/pottery classes at UWRF, River Falls High School, Meyer Middle School, the Renaissance Academy or by area artists. Attendees may then sample, at no extra charge, soups donated and served by area restaurants. Guests will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite soup of the evening.

Tickets to the event can be purchased at the River Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau (214 N. Main Street) or by contacting the UWRF Chancellor's Office at 715-425-3201. Tickets will also be available at the door, but purchasing a ticket in advance will guarantee a bowl.

Artists contributing bowls include Doug Johnson, Ingrid Bjerstedt-Rogers, Bob Fritz, S.C. Rolf, Diane Webster, Joe Singwald, Doug Peterson, Bob Brodersen, Wendy Olson, John Onkka, Ben Gavin, Jay Jensen, Jennifer King, Michael Luethmers, Mark Tomlinson, Dan Nistler, Scott Zeinert, Randy Johnston, Jan McKeachie-Johnston, Robin Kelley, Randy Johnston's class at UWRF, Anne Buchholz's class at the Renaissance Academy, River Falls High School pottery classes taught by Wynn Davis and Gina Pedriana-Basche, and Beth Kenseth's class at Meyer Middle School.

Participating restaurants include Sodexo Dining Services, Dish & the Spoon Café, Junior's Bar & Grill, Grateful Bread, Paddy Ryan's Irish Pub & Restaurant, Perkins Family Restaurant, South Fork Café, West Wind Supper Club, Bo's N Mine, Copper Kettle, Coach's, Whole Earth Co-op, and Earth Angels.

Live entertainment will be provided by local musicians.

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