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UE, USI students selling lunch, ceramics for good cause

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Thursday at the University of Evansville you can buy homemade chili and keep the one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl its served in.

UE's Clay Club kicks off its 11th Annual Chili Bowl Sale at 11a.m.  They'll keep serving from open-air cauldrons until 1p.m., or until the food and bowls run out.

For ten dollars ($7 for students) , customers can pick out a bowl made by UE art students and get it filled with chili.  The event is being held on the lawn south of Hyde Hall.

Some smaller and larger sized bowls are available for $5 or $15.

Money raised from the event goes to Evansville's Cedar Hall Community School.  The school will use the funds to buy art supplies.

"I've been involved in art for 26, 27 years, and it's always been my passion and my love, and I think it's important to impart that on kids of all ages.  Art is very important to our community no matter what university, what school. I think it's what drives us as human beings," said UE art instructor Mark Schoenbaum.

USI is putting on a similar event this weekend called Empty Bowls Evansville.  Empty Bowls is a national non-profit organization.

This will be the second year for the event. 

USI art students, along with local girl scouts, high school students and others made over 500 one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls.  USI students began making bowls at the beginning of the semester.

For ten dollars, participants can enjoy soup from Twilight Bistro from a bowl they can take home.

"You'll go through, and you'll pick out your bowl. You'll be able to look at all of them if you want to, and then you'll get the soup and there will actually be some handmade, homemade bread there as well and some drinks," explained USI student Alex Bailey.

Empty Bowls Evansville is this Saturday at the Alhambra Art Gallery on Adams Avenue.  That's in Haynie's Corner.  It runs from 11a.m. until 2p.m.

All proceeds go to United Caring Services in Evansville.

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