SCC Art Department providing bowls for Empty Bowls Luncheon

Empty Bowls Luncheon
This is a sample of the bowls created by the SCC Art Department.

Southeast Community College's Art Department is upholding a tradition that began in 2009 by providing handmade pottery bowls for the annual Empty Bowls Luncheon in Beatrice.

The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 18 at Classic's Restaurant, 1301 Oak St., Beatrice. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased from Kristy Thies at 402-228-3333, Patty Kaufman at 402-223-6398 or Peggy Johnson at 402-228-2456. Tickets also may be purchased at the door or at Pinnacle and Security First banks or the Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce.

Proceeds will benefit the Beatrice Backpack Program to "help us fill empty bowls of the needy," according to a statement released by the program.

Attendees will receive a pottery bowl crafted by Nelson Dungan from Beatrice High School, the SCC Art Department, local potter Ervin Dixon at Cedar Creek Pottery, Patrick McKinney at Flowing Stone Pottery, and Kathleen Grossman at Down Under Pottery in Lincoln.

A variety of soups from fine restaurants and caterers in Beatrice will be served.

Persons needing more information are asked to contact Nancy Hagler-Vujovic, SCC art instructor, at 402-228-8256 or


For more information contact:
Stu Osterthun
Administrative Director of Public Information and Marketing