Ponoka FCSS’ Empty Bowls sells out

(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)(Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Ladies from the Ponoka Potters Guild pose for a photo. L-R: Lisa Bierens, Jan Holoboff, Julie Robertson, Ronda Easton and Emily Low. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)Ladies from the Ponoka Potters Guild pose for a photo. L-R: Lisa Bierens, Jan Holoboff, Julie Robertson, Ronda Easton and Emily Low. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Program coordinator Shelly Van Eaton, left, with board chair Lynn Lawrence. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)Program coordinator Shelly Van Eaton, left, with board chair Lynn Lawrence. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Natalie Reglin, owner/operator of Boston Pizza Ponoka, browses for a couple of bowls. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)Natalie Reglin, owner/operator of Boston Pizza Ponoka, browses for a couple of bowls. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)
Only around a dozen bowls were left by about 1:30 p.m. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)Only around a dozen bowls were left by about 1:30 p.m. (Emily Jaycox/Ponoka News)

For the first time ever, Ponoka Family and Community Support Services’ (FCSS’s) Empty Bowls event completely sold out of its roughly 200 bowls, even with a different format due to COVID-19.

In fact, despite the chilly weather, most of the bowls were gone in the first hour-and-a-half, says Shelly Van Eaton, FCSS program coordinator.

This year, the bowls were on a table outside of FCSS for shoppers to come and take their pick.

Many of the soup coupons were donated back to help feed the hungry.

If you missed a chance to pick up a bowl, the Ponoka Potters Guilds’ wares will be on offer at their Winter Show and Sale on Friday, Nov. 20 from 4:3o to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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