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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Oxford-University United Methodist Church

Soup of the day options help make Empty Bowls successful

The Soup of the Day at most restaurants offers one choice, sometimes two. Thursday, however, the Soup of the Day options number nearly two dozen at Empty Bowls, the popular fundraiser that’s held at Oxford-University United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (February 11, 2015, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Barbara J. Smith writes, on behalf of the Pantry board, to thank all of the volunteers, contributors and participants that made this year’s Empty Bowls fundraiser a big success. (March 6, 2014, Page 4)

Letters to the Editor

Barbara J. Smith writes, on behalf of The Pantry board, to thank all of the individuals, groups and businesses who helped make this year’s “Empty Bowls” fundraiser a big success. (March 4, 2013, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Barbara J. Smith of The Pantry writes to thank those who helped in January and to remind all of The Pantry’s big fundraiser – Empty Bowls – set for Thursday at O-U United Methodist Church. (February 6, 2012, Page 4A)

Letters to the Editor

Barbara J. Smith writes on behalf of the Oxford Pantry to thank all of its volunteers in the month of December and to remind the community about the upcoming Empty Bowls fundraiser. (January 13, 2012, Page 4A)

13-year-old Oxford boy earns Eagle Scout rank

John Hale Houston was awarded with the Eagle Scout rank last week after earning 112 merit badges and completing not one, but two, service projects. Houston, 13, is a Boy Scout with Oxford Troop 45. (December 21, 2011, Page 1)

9/11 Services

Music for Meditation, to embrace a decade of healing since Sept. 11, 2001, will be presented Sunday by organist Jason Derrick in the Oxford-University United Methodist Church sanctuary, corner University Avenue and 10th Street. This music-only memorial meditation service is free and open to all.

A special morning service will serve as a tribute to emergency responders at New Prospect Baptist Church, 823 Highway 334. The 10:30 a.m. service will provide an opportunity for the community to show its support and appreciation to all of its emergency responders — fire and police officers as well as EMTs. The responders will be honored with a small gift and appreciation dinner following the service. (September 6, 2011)

Empty Bowls postponed

Organizers have postponed Thursday’s Empty Bowls fundraiser until Monday due to snow. The annual event invites community members to purchase a handmade bowl and a lunch of soup and bread for $15 to benefit The Pantry, Oxford’s community food bank. (February 9, 2011)

Empty Bowls fills hungry stomachs

The eighth annual Empty Bowls fundraiser for The Pantry will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church.

Last year the event raised more than $15,000 for The Pantry — a nonprofit organization that began in 1982 to provide food on an emergency basis to eligible residents in Lafayette County and is staffed by volunteers. (February 8, 2011, Page 3A)

Empty Bowls Pantry Fundraiser

The annual Empty Bowls fundraiser to benefit The Pantry will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Oxford-University United Methodist Church, North Ninth and University Avenue. Reserved parking will be available for patrons in the church parking lot at Tyler Avenue and 10th Street. For $15, participants get a bowl of soup, a piece of bread and a bottle of water, as well as an empty, collectors bowl, crafted and donated by the University of Mississippi “Mud Daubers.” Funds raised with benefit The Pantry, the local food bank. (February 1, 2011)

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