May: You can go ‘bowling’ with Nick Saban

Published 3:00 am Thursday, March 17, 2016

Would you like to go “bowling” with Nick Saban?

The Pike County Salvation Army can’t offer that outing but Director Kim May said the highest bidder at the 2016 Empty Bowls Luncheon on Friday, April 15 will take home a bowl signed by the head coach of the University of Alabama 2015 National Championship football team.

The silent auction will be just one of the opportunities afforded those who attend the Pike County Salvation Army Empty Bowls Luncheon from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. April 15 in the Fellowship Hall of Bush Memorial Baptist Church in Troy.

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Tickets for the annual fundraising event for the local Salvation Army are $20. The ticket includes a “Soup and Such” lunch and a hand-crafted clay bowl to take home.”

Even though the Salvation Army can’t offer a bowling trip with Nick Saban, it can still offer an opportunity to go bowling for a good cause.

“We already a large selection of really great bowls to choose from,” May said. “But there is still time for those who would like to make a bowl for this year’s luncheon to do so.”

May said those who make a bowl for the benefit luncheon have the opportunity to reserve their bowls rather than offer them to the public.

“Some people like to give their bowls to family or friends or display them at their homes,” May said. “Others just enjoy the process of making a bowl.”

Anyone who would like to make a bowl may arrangements by calling the Salvation Army Service Center at 808-1069 or stopping by the Service Center at 509 South Brundidge Street in Troy.

“But, hurry. Time is running out,” May said.

The 2016 Empty Bowls Luncheon will feature bowls hand-crafted by local potters and several from the Wiregrass/River regions.

From the local area, Walter Black, Drew Black, Scott and Jeannie Swindall, Judy Baxter, Marion Parker, Millie Biggs, Carter Sanders and Carrie McLaney have donated bowls. Noted potters Margaret Barber from Montgomery and Lynn Koning from Dothan will be the among potters from outside the county.

“We are excited to have Greg Aman back this year. He will throw a pot on the wheel as he delivers his Potter’s Sermon,” May said. “Everyone enjoyed watching him at the wheel and were inspired by his words.”

The Empty Bowls Luncheon is a fundraiser for the Pike County Salvation Army. Soups and such are donated as are the handcrafted clay bowls so all proceeds benefit the people of the Pike County community who are in need.